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 D-M: No suspect, no weapon found
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2 years ago

D-M: No suspect, no weapon found

TUCSON - D-M Official Col. Cherrey confirmed that after an extensive search of the base, no suspect and no weapon were found after a five-hour security lockdown of the base.

At around 11 a.m. this morning, there were reports of a suspicious individual potentially carrying a gun on the base.

"Increased security measures were taken around the base following the unconfirmed sighting of a man entering an office building apparently armed," D-M officials stated in a news release.

"All reports regarding the safety and security of our Airmen and their families are taken seriously and we will continue to work to keep them secure," said Col. John Cherrey, 355th Fighter Wing commander.

Tucson Police SWAT members, hostage negotiators, and a bomb squad were dispatched and were on stand-by for much of the day.

Students at the base's two schools were in lockdown, and after the lockdown was lifted, students and personnel were gradually released.

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2 years ago

D-M: 'Security incident response terminated'

TUCSON - According to Davis Monthan officials, the response to the potential security threat has been terminated, the base lockdown has been lifted, and personnel are being released in a controlled fashion.

The following is an unedited press release from Davis Monthan Air Force Base:

Base officials have terminated the response to a potential security incident that began at 11 a.m. today.

Increased security measures were taken around the base following the unconfirmed sighting of a man entering an office building apparently armed.

Base officials are currently executing a controlled release of base personnel.

Federal Bureau of Investigation personnel, Tucson Police and Fire Departments as well as other emergency services personnel provided support to D-M personnel as they worked to investigate the situation.

With the help of the Tucson emergency services communities, Airmen were successful in maintaining the safety and security of the Desert Lightning Team.

"All reports regarding the safety and security of our Airmen and their families are taken seriously and we will continue to work to keep them secure," said Col. John Cherrey, 355th Fighter Wing commander.

Information release of the ongoing operations were restricted to prevent the suspect from seeing or knowing what measures were being taken.

A statement will be made by Col. Cherrey at 6 p.m regarding the incident.

Media should be in place at the Craycroft Gate Visitor Center at 5:40 p.m.

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2 years ago

D-M releases procedure for picking up students

TUCSON - Here is the latest release from Davis Monthan officials:

Off-base parents may pick up their students at Borman Elementary, Sonoran Science Academy, Youth Programs and School Age Programs and the Child Development Centers beginning at 3 p.m. today following a base lockdown.

Schools were placed on lock-down this morning in response to a security incident on base at 11 a.m.
Accountability of all students was attained immediately following the lockdown.

All off-base parents must enter the base through the Wilmot Gate. Base personnel will be on base to direct traffic.

Those picking up children from Borman Elementary must take Quiota Road directly to Crusader Rd. to Quioto Rd. through Wilmot Gate. Parents must reroute from Lightning Rd. to Crusader Rd. to Quiota Rd. through Wilmot Gate.

Those picking up children from the Sonoran Science Academy must take Quiota Rd. road to Albro Rd. Parents must reroute from Albro Rd. to Qiuota Rd. through Wilmot Gate.

Those picking up children from Youth Programs and School Age Programs must use Quiota Rd. directly to the program building. Parents must reroute through Quiota Rd. to Wilmot Gate.

Those picking up students from the Child Development Centers must use Quiota Road directly through Craycroft Rd. to 5th Ave. All parents will enter the CDC through this entrance. Parents must reroute through Commanche to 5th Ave. to Arizola to Quiota and out the Wilmot Gate.

Questions directly related to parent pick-up can be directed to 355th Force Support Squadron at 228-5596.

Further questions must be directed through the 355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs at 228-3406.

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2 years ago

Latest update from D-M officials

TUCSON - The latest Facebook update from Davis Monthan officials reads:

"A plan on the release for children will be released soon. For those asking if the lock-down is over please be patient as we work through this and wait for an official announcement. The safety and security of everyone on this base is paramount."

Government officials have confirmed to News 4 that a man with a gun is inside a building on the base. They also confirm that the man is "holed-up" inside a building, apparently alone while security officials are attempting to talk to him.

The officials also confirm that an FBI team was dispatched to the base, but could not provide details as to why or what specifically they're doing.

There were unconfirmed reports that it appeared the manwas carrying an M-16.

Air Force officials stress that whatever weapon the man may have no shots have been fired and no one has been injured.

2 years ago

Officials confirm man with gun 'holed up' in D-M building

TUCSON (NBC) - US officials confirm reports that a man carrying what appeared to be a gun entered a building at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson this afternoon forcing a lockdown at the base. They also confirm that the man is "holed-up" inside a building, apparently alone while security officials are attempting to talk to him.

The officials also confirm that an FBI team was dispatched to the base, but could not provide details as to why or what specifically they're doing.

There were unconfirmed reports that it appeared the man was carrying an M-16.

Air Force officials stress that whatever weapon the man may have no shots have been fired and no one has been injured.

2 years ago

D-M lockdown continues, SWAT, bomb squad arrive on base

TUCSON - Davis Monthan Air Force Base remains in lockdown several hours after unconfirmed reports of a man carrying a gun on base.

The Pima County Regional SWAT Team and the Tucson Police Bomb Squad entered the base through the Swan Road entrance at about 2:10 p.m.

Golf Links between Swan and Craycroft remains closed.

D-M officials have not released any other information beyond saying that a "potential security situation" prompted the base to go on lockdown. One ambulance carried a pregnant woman from the base, and several more arrived, but News 4 is told that they arrived as part of the base's emergency procedures.

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2 years ago

TPD: Golf Links closed near base as precautionary measure

TUCSON - Tucson Police say that Golf Links between Swan and Craycroft has been closed until further notice as a precautionary measure.

TPD says they have no confirmed information regarding an incident that may now be occurring on the base.

Stay tuned to News 4 Tucson for more information.

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2 years ago

D-M : Reports of suspicious person put base in lockdown

TUCSON - Tech Sergeant J. Russell Martin has confirmed to News 4 reporters that there were unconfirmed reports of a man spotted on base with a weapon.

These reports caused the base to initiate several security procedures, including locking down the schools and other buildings.

The ambulance seen leaving the base was carrying a woman who had gone into labor, Tech. Sgt. Martin confirms.

Tech. Sgt. Martin says that the person seen possibly carrying a weapon went into an old dormitory building on the base that is currently used for civil engineering training purposes.

He confirmed that no shots were fired, and no one is hurt at this time.

2 years ago

D-M: No shots fired, no one hurt

TUCSON - DM has released the following information:

"Reports of suspicious activity have caused D-M officials to declare a higher state of security. No shots have been fired and no one has been hurt.

"Officials are currently investigating the situation, and more information will be forthcoming.

"More information will be provided as it becomes available."

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2 years ago

TFD: Responding to possible gunshot wound victim on base

UPDATE: DM officials have confirmed that no shots have been fired and no one on base has been injured.

TUCSON - News 4 Tucson's Lorraine Rivera says that multiple people leaving the base told her that there was a civilian shooter on the base.

Tucson Fire Department says they are responding to DMAFB for possible patient with multiple gun-shot-wounds. News 4 Crews saw multiple TFD emergency vehicle enter and exit the base.

All this is unconfirmed by base officials, but multiple people leaving the base have told News 4 this information.

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2 years ago

TUSD: Parents will not be allowed on base

TUCSON - TUSD tells News 4 that parents should not go on base and pick up children from the shool there - they will not be allowed on.

The kids are on lockdown and are safe, TUSD officials say. They will provide more information as it becomes available.

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2 years ago

DM confirms base-wide lockdown

TUCSON - DM officials have release the following:

"D-M has reduced movements to single-point entry due to a potential security situation.

"Officials are currently investigating the situation, and more information will be forthcoming.

"More information will be provided as it becomes available."

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2 years ago

Davis Monthan on lockdown

TUCSON - Multple sources have confirmed that Davis Monthan Air Force Base is on lockdown.

News 4 Tucson crews confirm that no one is being let in or out of the base.

Sonoran Science Academy and TUSD officials confirm that their schools on base have been placed on lockdown, but they were not given a reason or further information.

No furhter information is available after multiple calls to D-M and Air Force officials.

Stay tuned to News 4 Tucson and KVOA.com for information as it becomes available.

2 years ago

D-M school on lockdown

TUCSON -An employee of Sonoran Science Academy, located on the Davis Monthan Air Force Base says that security forces have told them to go on lockdown.

The employee confirmed that security forces told them not to let any children out of the school and to remain on lockdown, but said they were not told why.

Davis Monthan Air Force Base officials would not confirm that the base is on lockdown, and would not provide information on any incidents on the base.

No other information is available at this time - stay tuned to News 4 Tucson and KVOA.com.

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