FAIRFIELD, Calif. - UPDATE 6/14/2017 5:15 p.m. Travis Air Force Base was on lock down Wednesday afternoon due to reports of an active shooter on the base.
But a California congressman told the Associate Press that a mistaken report of a shooting led to the Air Force base lockdown.
At 5:05 p.m., Travis Air Force Base, located just outside Fairfield in Solano County, said via Facebook, “emergency personnel responded to reports of gun shots at the Base Exchange. However, no shooter was found. The base is no longer under lockdown.”
(CBS SF KPIX)-The Travis Air Force Base, located just outside Fairfield, is on high security alert Wednesday afternoon, with officials urging people to lock their doors and windows and shelter in place.
In a statement on Facebook, just before 3:30 p.m., officials at the base said, “Travis Air Force Base is currently responding to a real world security incident. More details will be released as they become available. The public is being asked to stay away from the base to ensure emergency responders can respond accordingly.”
Shortly before 3:45 p.m., the base reported via Twitter that people should shelter in place, lock their doors and window and wait for more information.
Earlier in the day, the base was conducting exercise drills. But officials at the base said they are responding to a “real world security incident,” not a drill.
As of 4 p.m., the main gate to the base was closed and the public is being asked to avoid the area.