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San Antonio military base locked down over gunshots

Air Force personnel during a joint active shooter exercise in coordination with local first responders on July 19, 2017, at JBSA-Lackland, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Armando Perez)
June 14, 2022

Joint Base San Antonio went into partial lockdown Tuesday morning after base personnel and local police responded to reports of gunshots fired off-base outside the Lackland Air Force Base gate. The lockdown was lifted at 11:34 a.m. CST.

“Security forces and local law enforcement are currently responding to reports of gunshots heard off-base in the vicinity of Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. There is no threat to anyone residing on base,” the base had tweeted at 11:08 a.m. CST.

The base added that its Truemper Road and Carswell Avenue facilities were on lockdown while Security Forces responded to the scene.

The base had initially sent out an active shooter alert at 10 a.m., but the base and local police later clarified there was no active shooter or public threat.

“South Patrol Officers are investigating a “shots fired” call off Medina Base Road outside the gate at Lackland Air Force Base. At this time, there is not an active shooter situation. Officers are continuing to investigate but there is no threat to the public,” the San Antonio Police Department said at 10:27 a.m. CST.

In June 2021, the base also went into lockdown and an active shooter alert issued after at least two gunshots were fired into the base from outside the gates. No one was injured at the time.