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UPDATED: Los Angeles Air Force Base on Lockdown

Police received a report of a man at the base carrying a backpack with wires hanging out of it, and possibly a gun.

On the L.A. Air Force Base in El Segundo Photo by Lou Hernandez.
On the L.A. Air Force Base in El Segundo Photo by Lou Hernandez.

Originally posted at 5:45 p.m. June 17, 2014. Edited with new details.

Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo was locked down for nearly four hours today after police received a report of a man at the base carrying a backpack with wires hanging out of it, and possibly a gun.

The report was made to El Segundo police around 2:30 p.m., according to El Segundo police Capt. Brian Evanski.

The base was locked down as a military officials searched the base and vehicles were not allowed to enter or leave.

The lockdown was officially over by 6:30 p.m., said Peggy Hodges, the base's public information officer.

By 9 p.m., a complete search of the facility was completed, and no suspicious person was found.

Douglas Street and El Segundo and Aviation boulevards, which surround the base, were closed, Evanski said.

--City News Service


Wolfman June 17, 2014 at 11:59 PM
as this is a military base were the MPs on lunch break ?

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