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Published: Thursday, August 02, 2018 @ 1:39 PM
Updated: Thursday, August 02, 2018 @ 5:58 PM
FAIRBORN — Multiple Miami Valley residents, Ohio politicians and local organizations are reacting to the reported active shooter at Wright Patterson Air Force Base.
News Center 7’s Mike Campbell interviewed Andy Kramer who received a text from his wife from the reported active shooter scene saying, “I love you, please take care of the girls.” Kramer was later relieved to find the all clear was given and his wife was safe. He stated his wife has trained for situations like this and was able to barricade herself in a WPAFB office.
Various social media reactions are all listed below.
At approximately 12:40 p.m. today, base emergency responders, including security forces and fire department, responded to a reported incident in building 830, the Wright-Patt Hospital. There are no additional details at this time. Information will be released as it is available— Wright-Patterson AFB (@WrightPattAFB) August 2, 2018
We are hearing reports of an active shooter situation at WPAFB. This poses no threat to our campus; however, please stay away from the base. Tune into your local news source for updates. Our thoughts are with our friends at the base.— Wright State University (Dayton, OH) (@wrightstate) August 2, 2018
I’m in a real life active shooter situation at work. Safe so far. Building has not been cleared.— lizzi (@lizziisscreamin) August 2, 2018
Just left from teaching in yellow springs and I'm in Fairborn and there's cops flying by everywhere and camped out on every corner then I hear is there's an active shooter at Wright Patt— sekhmet eats the rich (@mydogisdabest) August 2, 2018
@WrightPattAFB Many retirees and dependents being held in lockdown at the ID/DEERS office. It's been almost an hour now. Is this active shooter an exercise or real? Troops seem confused and no Giant Voice audible.— Thinker (@Thinker80958974) August 2, 2018
We're near the Fairborn gate on Area A. Still on lockdown.— Thinker (@Thinker80958974) August 2, 2018
Please join us in keeping the first responders, Wright-Patt personnel and the entire Dayton community in our thoughts as we pray for the safety of everyone involved. https://t.co/rVVAZhqu2W— Sherrod Brown (@SenSherrodBrown) August 2, 2018
BREAKING: ATF Columbus Field Division is responding to reports of an active shooter at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio. pic.twitter.com/ycVlbpZzYE— ATF HQ (@ATFHQ) August 2, 2018
At approximately 12:40 p.m., base emergency responders (security forces, fire department) responded to a reported Active Shooter incident at the base hospital.— Wright-Patterson AFB (@WrightPattAFB) August 2, 2018
Base personnel have been directed to shelter in place until the incident is investigated
Our first priority in any emergency incident is to protect the men and women at Wright-Patt. Our base security forces defenders and fire department personnel are trained to quickly assess situations and take necessary action. An investigation is under way.— Wright-Patterson AFB (@WrightPattAFB) August 2, 2018
I have instructed the State Highway Patrol to provide all possible support to the first responders managing the situation at Wright-Patterson AFB & they are in ongoing contact.— John Kasich (@JohnKasich) August 2, 2018
Please join me in prayers for the safety of all involved.
Jane and I are following the events unfolding at Wright-Patt. We thank our first responders for their efforts & are praying for a safe conclusion for everyone involved.— Rob Portman (@senrobportman) August 2, 2018