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Wright-Patterson 911 Caller: ‘Help! Help!...active shooter.’

Published: Thursday, August 02, 2018 @ 4:44 PM

WPAFB active shooter 911 call reported to Greene Co. dispatchers

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base officials will not release the 911 call that prompted a response to a reported active shooter at the base hospital until the investigation into the incident is completed.

“That will not be released until the investigation is complete,” said Marie Vanover, director of public affairs for the base. 

Vanover said the base will not comment on what is said during the call or whether was related to the exercise that was previously planned at the base.

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Other agencies bordering the base received 911 calls about the incident.

A caller from inside the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Medical Center called Greene County 911 to report an active shooter Thursday. 

The call to Greene County came 19 minutes after Wright-Patterson officials said they received a call to their defense operation center that prompted a response on a report of an active shooter at the hospital.

Base officials have not released the 911 call they received at their defense operations center. 

Officials: No ‘real world’ active shooter incident at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

“Help help,” the female caller whispered to Greene County dispatchers.  “Wright-Patterson Air Force Base…active shooter Building 830.”

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The dispatcher asked the caller if they knew who was involved, to which the caller responded saying, “no.”

DISPATCHER: “How many shots have you heard?”

CALLER: “A lot…I’ve heard I don’t know…4 or 5.”

DISPATCHER: “Where are you hiding?”

CALLER: “In my office.

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base officials said there was no “real world” active shooter.

Around 12:40 p.m., emergency crews responded to reports of an active shooter incident at the Wright-Patt Medical Center, base officials said in a media release. 

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“This reported incident occurred during a normal, scheduled installation exercise which included an active shooter scenario at a separate location in Area A,” officials said in the release. 

“Upon investigation, it was determined that the incident at the (medical center) was not an actual Active Shooter incident,” the base said.

One shot was fired by a security forces member who was attempting to open a locked door during a sweep of the facility, according to officials.

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