TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (KCRA) —
A congressman says a mistaken report of a shooter prompted a lockdown at an Air Force base in Northern California.A congressman says a mistaken report of a shooter prompted a lockdown at an Air Force base in Northern California. U.S. Rep. John Garamendi tells The Associated Press that the lockdown went into effect at Travis Air Force Base on Wednesday after someone reported a possible gunshot. Garamendi, who was briefed on the situation, says there was a training exercise underway at the base at the time and “someone took that to be an active shooter.” The Solano County Office of Emergency Services posted on Facebook that there is no active shooter and the response has been canceled. The base is off Interstate 80, approximately 45 miles northeast of San Francisco.
Travis Air Force Base is currently responding to a “real world security incident,” officials posted on the base’s Facebook page.
Those on the base are being told to lock doors and windows, according to the base’s official Twitter account.
The public is being asked to stay away from the base to ensure emergency responders can respond accordingly.
The base’s main gate is closed, according to Fairfield police.
The Air Force Base planned to simulate a “security incident” on base on Wednesday and Thursday. However, the base’s official Facebook account posted that “the current security incident is not associated with the scheduled base exercise.”
No other details have been released.