More on the Eielson lockdown

According to a release from Public Affairs at Eielson Air Force Base, the Base was put on lockdown this morning due to a reported active shooter at the 168th Air Refueling Wing facility

compound at approximately 11:30 a.m. First responders arrived on scene and determined the situation to be a false alarm due to the testing of a public address system. The system's notification capabilities were being tested to warn base personnel in the event of emergencies.

 

The nature of the false alarm is under investigation.