JACKSONVILLE, AR - More than four hours after the ordeal began, Little Rock Air Force Base has lifted a lockdown put in place at 11:45 this morning after reports of a suspicious individual on the base.
Here's the official news release on the incident from LRAFB officials:
JACKSONVILLE, AR - More than three hours after a lockdown went into effect on the Little Rock Air Force Base it is still in place.
At 2:15 this afternoon, LRAFB posted the following on Twitter:
The lockdown is still in effect. Any changes will be announced through official base channels. The base gates remain closed at this time.
Shortly afterward, Reporter David Goins tweeted that base security was allowing those who were in process of leaving when the lockdown started to do so.
A retired military vet we spoke to on the phone described the situation as "very out of the ordinary."
We have also learned that the Little Rock Airport is taking C-130's (military aircraft) while the LRAFB is locked down. Currently there are three on the ground, and three more could be landing.
Original Story (12:13 p.m.)
LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, AR - The base is on lockdown as of 11:45 a.m. this morning in the interest of protecting all base members and resources from a suspicious individual.
Emergency personnel are responding to the scene. For safety purposes, base gates are closed at this time.
Further details will be provided as they become available.
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