Shaw AFB locked down briefly

  • Posted: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 7:52 a.m.

SUMTER, S.C. (AP) -- Shaw Air Force Base near Sumter was locked down for about an hour after concerns were raised about a possible threat on the base.

The lockdown started shortly after 12:30 p.m. Monday because of concerns about a possible shooter on the base.

A spokeswoman says no shooter was found and no shots were fired. The lockdown was lifted shortly after 1:30 p.m. No arrests were made.

Capt. Ashley Norris says there was a perceived threat and precautionary measures were taken. Norris says five buildings were checked.

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