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May 2, 2012 6:27 PM

D-M: Suspicious person reported last night, TPD detains and releases subject

TUCSON - A D-M base resident reported a suspicious individual last night, and Tucson Police briefly detained someone with a firearm off-base who fit the description. He was briefly apprehended, questioned, and then released.

At about 9:35 p.m. last night, a base resident reported a "suspicious individual" to Davis-Monthan Security Forces, according to a news release from the base. Security Forces contacted Tucson Police Department, who provided ground support and air support, along with Homeland Security.

TPD officers apprehended an individual off the base, similar to the description of the person in the initial report, the release states. Davis-Monthan did not detain or arrest anyone, on or off the base.

After brief questioning, the individual was released to their family off-base.

"There is no confirmation as to whether the individual was ever on base, nor conducting any illegal actions," the D-M release states. "The individual was detained off the installation and legally carrying a firearm. As the state of Arizona is an open carry state, the practice is common, and law enforcement is well educated as to its legality."

Tune in to News 4 Tucson this evening for a full report.

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