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Shots fired at Davis-Monthan AFB
KGUN TV9 Tucson ^ | 9-16-2011 | Forrest Carr

Posted on 09/16/2011 12:27:31 PM PDT by Tarantulas

The KGUN9 News desk has received call from half a dozen people saying that David-Monthan AFB is on lockdown due to a possible shooter in the Civil Engineering building. KGUN9 News has not been able to reach anyone in authority to confirm those calls. One caller said she was inside the BX grocery store in the base when an announcement came over the PA stating that the store's doors would be locked due to reports of a shooter on base with an AK 47. Three callers stated that there were up to 2 shooters and that multiple shots had been fired. Stay with KGUN9 News for more on this developing story.

Update: Davis-Monthan has just provided a brief statement to the media confirming the lockdown but giving no other information. The statement reads, "D-M has reduced movements to single-point entry due to a potential security situation. Officials are currently investigating the situation, and more information will be forthcoming."


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: airforce; davidmonthanafb; lockdown; shooter; tucson
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1 posted on 09/16/2011 12:27:37 PM PDT by Tarantulas
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To: Tarantulas

Davis-Monthan AFB is within the city limits of Tucson, Arizona.


2 posted on 09/16/2011 12:29:09 PM PDT by Tarantulas ( Illegal immigration - the trojan horse that's treated like a sacred cow)
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To: Tarantulas
From azstarnet.com:

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base is on lockdown. Reports say gunshots have been reported on the base and University Medical Center has been placed on trauma alert. Airman Michael Washburn confirmed the lockdown, but said he could not give a reason for the order.

However, D-M said earlier in the day that there is a 'potential security situation' but no details were provided. About seven fire rescue units were seen racing into the base just before noon.

Read more: http://azstarnet.com/news/local/article_84281368-e092-11e0-8be1-001cc4c002e0.html#ixzz1Y95Bc6oA

3 posted on 09/16/2011 12:33:09 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: petitfour

One viewer said his wife had called him from the base. She said what she was hearing was that shots had been fired, but there are no reports of any fatalities.

KGUN9 News had been in direct contact with several callers from the base. But shortly after those calsl began, the quality of cell phone service decreased dramatically, raising the possibility that the base had taken action to restrict such communications.

One caller who was locked down inside an area of the base sent this text at 12:21 PM: “I’m sorry we don’t have any facts to share. We have not received any new instruction. Phone service is bad.”

There have been no new announcements from D-M about the incident.

Tuscon Independent School District operates a school on base - Borman Elementary. A spokesperson for the district tells KGUN9 News that those children are safe.

The lockdown also creates problems for TUSD students who live on base but who go to school off base. A TUSD spokesperson told KGUN9 News that those children will not be able to return home for now. They will be remaining at their off-base schools for now. TUSD is in the process of notifying school principals about the situation.\

KGUN9 News wishes to emphasize at this point that although the word of the lockdown is official, there has been no official explanation for it. There is absolutely no confirmed word of any shots being fired, a shooter or shooters being on the lose, or of anyone having been injured.

http://www.kgun9.com/news/local/129968953.html


4 posted on 09/16/2011 12:36:11 PM PDT by Tarantulas ( Illegal immigration - the trojan horse that's treated like a sacred cow)
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To: Tarantulas

Has Sherriff Dumprik blamed the teaparty yet?


5 posted on 09/16/2011 12:40:30 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (See ya later, debt inflator ! Gone in 4 (2012))
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To: WOBBLY BOB

KGUN-TV is now saying that Davis-Monthan told them there were no shots fired but there is a security situation, whatever that means.

I’m sure Dupnik will want to say something about civil discourse.


6 posted on 09/16/2011 12:43:21 PM PDT by Tarantulas ( Illegal immigration - the trojan horse that's treated like a sacred cow)
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To: Tarantulas

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base now says that while it does remain on lockdown due to some kind of security threat, no shots have been fired, and no one has been injured. The base still has not disclosed the precise nature of the security threat.

at 12:31 the base posted this information on its Facebook Page: “Reports of suspicious activity have caused D-M officials to declare a higher state of security. No shots have been fired and no one has been hurt.”

http://www.kgun9.com/news/local/129968953.html


7 posted on 09/16/2011 12:45:40 PM PDT by Tarantulas ( Illegal immigration - the trojan horse that's treated like a sacred cow)
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To: Tarantulas

Probably an invading squad of Mexican military. Watch for an immediate unconditional surrender by this administartion.


8 posted on 09/16/2011 12:47:31 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Tarantulas

AFB Facebook page says the ambulance leaving the base is due to a pregnancy and not related to the security situation.


9 posted on 09/16/2011 12:48:27 PM PDT by Tarantulas ( Illegal immigration - the trojan horse that's treated like a sacred cow)
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To: Tarantulas

Following, the information here at FR.


10 posted on 09/16/2011 12:49:15 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Tarantulas

Well, if a text can still be sent, then any “possibility that the base had taken action to restrict such communications” isn’t very probable. Or at least, not working very well.


11 posted on 09/16/2011 12:50:20 PM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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To: no-to-illegals

A Tech Sgt being mobbed by reporters is now saying that someone was spotted carrying a weapon.


12 posted on 09/16/2011 12:51:26 PM PDT by Tarantulas ( Illegal immigration - the trojan horse that's treated like a sacred cow)
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To: Tarantulas
Davis-Monthan Air Force Base is on lockdown.

Reports say gunshots have been reported on the base and University Medical Center has been placed on trauma alert.

Airman Michael Washburn confirmed the lockdown, but said he could not give a reason for the order.

However, D-M said earlier in the day that there is a 'potential security situation' but no details were provided.

About seven fire rescue units were seen racing onto the base just before noon with their lights and sirens on.

A TUSD school on the base, Borman Elementary, and the charter school Sonora Science Academy were also put on lockdown.

Sarah Peterson, who was on her way to work on base. She was in line for about 90 minutes. Her husband called her from base in his car.

Peterson said he was not allowed to get out of his car. He told her there were reports of a gunman on the base.

Read more: http://azstarnet.com/news/local/article_84281368-e092-11e0-8be1-001cc4c002e0.html#ixzz1Y9ATOjbo

13 posted on 09/16/2011 12:54:09 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: FourtySeven

or the responsible authorities could be incompetents running around like chickens with their heads cut off


14 posted on 09/16/2011 12:54:28 PM PDT by icanhasbailout
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To: Tarantulas
This is not the reason for the lock-down is it? Or has this question been asked?
15 posted on 09/16/2011 12:55:20 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Tarantulas

The local Tucson TV reporter was saying that the lockdown was due to someone “who may or may not have had a weapon.” Sometimes they need to think before they speak. Why would there be a problem with someone who may NOT have had a weapon?


16 posted on 09/16/2011 12:56:35 PM PDT by Tarantulas ( Illegal immigration - the trojan horse that's treated like a sacred cow)
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To: Tarantulas

Back when I rode the TUSD buses they could still get on and off base during lock down, it was just a pain in the butt because our bus usually entered in 1 gate and out another and neither was the gate that stayed open during lock down. Usually added about an hour to my bus trip (I always had the base between me and school). Wonder if things have changed that much or if the TUSD spokesperson is just clueless.


17 posted on 09/16/2011 12:58:05 PM PDT by discostu (yeah that's it)
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To: Tarantulas

It must be the TV stations fault. After all they are KGUN~!


18 posted on 09/16/2011 1:00:23 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Duval Patrick is a coward. Explain yourself on The O'Reilly Factor, you creep!)
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To: discostu

The base’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/DMAFB

“Davis-Monthan AFB is responding to a unconfimed report of an individual with a weapon. Local agencies are engaged per standard operating procedures.”


19 posted on 09/16/2011 1:00:47 PM PDT by Tarantulas ( Illegal immigration - the trojan horse that's treated like a sacred cow)
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To: discostu

If I understand, the charter school does not have bus service and have to be dropped off and picked up by their parents.


20 posted on 09/16/2011 1:03:20 PM PDT by Suz in AZ
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To: Suz in AZ

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base is on lockdown due to a potential security situation, according to D-M officials.

There were unconfirmed reports of someone with a weapon on the base, but no suspect has been found, said Tech Sgt. Russ Martin.

“There were reports of something that looked like it might have been a weapon,” he said.

He could not say whether the person being sought was a civilian or member of the military.

No shots were fired and no one was hurt, he said.

All movement has been reduced to a single-point of entry. Officials are currently investigating the situation.

The Sonoran Science Academy located on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson has confirmed it is on lockdown.

Frank Borman Elementary School on Davis-Monthan is also on lockdown, a Tucson Unified School District spokesperson stated.

Base officials say parents will not be allowed on the base to pick up their children until the situation is resolved.

http://davismonthan.kold.com/news/news/60427-lockdown-continues-d-m-no-shots-fired


21 posted on 09/16/2011 1:04:15 PM PDT by Tarantulas ( Illegal immigration - the trojan horse that's treated like a sacred cow)
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To: Tarantulas

Depends on where they were on base. There’s all kinds of cool stuff on that base for bad guys to get a hold of. Secret stuff, dangerous stuff, secret dangerous stuff. Back when I was a kid (late 70s early 80s) DM went under lock down almost once a month, the two big causes were: someone who looked unauthorized in an authorized personnel only area, somebody trying to gain access by force/ stealth (rush a gate or climb the fence).

Back then it didn’t generally make the news. If your life involved DM you found out, if it didn’t you didn’t. They probably still have tons of lock downs that don’t make the news).


22 posted on 09/16/2011 1:04:41 PM PDT by discostu (yeah that's it)
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To: Suz in AZ

Charter schools won’t be TUSD buses, unless they lease out TUSD’s bus service.


23 posted on 09/16/2011 1:05:48 PM PDT by discostu (yeah that's it)
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To: Tarantulas

Finding only the threat is being classified as unspecified. Continuing to search for information.


24 posted on 09/16/2011 1:06:12 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Tarantulas

“There were unconfirmed reports of someone with a weapon on the base, but no suspect has been found, said Tech Sgt. Russ Martin.

“There were reports of something that looked like it might have been a weapon,” he said.

He could not say whether the person being sought was a civilian or member of the military.

No shots were fired and no one was hurt, he said.”

Thanks for posting this.


25 posted on 09/16/2011 1:09:55 PM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: MEG33
per reports ... Letting people out, not letting people in. Old dormitory, unused, is area where person saw suspicious individual with a possible weapon. Search ongoing.
26 posted on 09/16/2011 1:13:45 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: no-to-illegals

If there is a bad guy, how about this time we make sure there’s immediate and final closure of the incident unlike Ft. Hood. Lessons learned.


27 posted on 09/16/2011 1:26:11 PM PDT by bgill (There, happy now?)
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To: no-to-illegals

Amost sounds like this could be some training evolution or exercise mistaken for something else, but who knows in today’s world.

The first report said it was in the Civil Engineer building. We used to practice team movement techniques and defensive fighting positions with plastic/fake M-16’s.


28 posted on 09/16/2011 1:27:33 PM PDT by AFveteran (“Enraging liberals is simply one of the more enjoyable side effects of my wisdom.” -Rush)
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To: AFveteran; All
Information, I posted, is secondhand. Please take with a huge grain of salt. All information unconfirmed.
29 posted on 09/16/2011 1:31:03 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: bgill; All
Additional information states ongoing search of entire base. This is going to end quickly with the entire base having to be searched.
30 posted on 09/16/2011 1:34:11 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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NOT going to end quickly


31 posted on 09/16/2011 1:35:03 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Tarantulas

Just got a call from a buddy whose wife works on base. She seems to have been told that there is a guy on the roof of a building with a gun and nobody is being allowed out of their buildings.


32 posted on 09/16/2011 1:36:53 PM PDT by Tucsonican
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To: Tarantulas

Well, we know it wasn’t any of our serviceman as they aren’t allowed to have guns.


33 posted on 09/16/2011 1:37:45 PM PDT by Scythian
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To: Tarantulas

Lone gunman...

Wonderful person...

Completely out-of-character...

No way to see this coming...


34 posted on 09/16/2011 1:39:52 PM PDT by GourmetDan (Eccl 10:2 - The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.)
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To: Tarantulas

“..of a shooter on base with an AK 47. ...”

So where the hell did the “AK47” info come from?????


35 posted on 09/16/2011 1:45:03 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: AFveteran
Civil Engineer building

Have seen and viewed that report. Some media outlets are reporting this as the location. Conflicting reports on location. Base Personnel may know exact location.

36 posted on 09/16/2011 1:45:36 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: GourmetDan

Might be a “Lone Wolf” now - akin to the Ft. Hood massacre...

But when the Stalinesque PURGE comes (once the US Military becomes more of a threat than an asset to the tyrannical, illegitimate regime and is thus considered expendable)there will be many more, and they will strike in a massive, coordinated, and ruthless attack.

Hint: “Domestic Security Force”; - Mexican Cartels along with their Hezbullah / Iranian allies, Gang bangers, LaRAZA and Mercenaries hired with Billion$ of your “$timulu$” money and Trillion$ gone “Mi$$ing” from the FED, for starters.

The pacification, disarmament, enslavement and occupation of the United States will not be accomplished by the U.S. Military, folks.

There is a REASON why our Military is scrupulously disarmed, you know. They are being kept as sheep for the slaughter... at least the non-Muslim Members who are not “In” on the plan are.

I pray that some of our LOYAL Warriors have contingency plans for when the time comes for their planned sacrifice - otherwise few if any of them will be coming home, ever again.


37 posted on 09/16/2011 2:06:42 PM PDT by George Varnum (Liberty, like our Forefather's Flintlock Musket, must be kept clean, oiled, and READY!)
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To: Tarantulas

A U.S. military base is locked down because somebody is seen carrying a weapon. I know this situation terrifies me, but not for the same reason that it terrifies liberals.


38 posted on 09/16/2011 2:20:46 PM PDT by William Tell
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To: William Tell
Strange that our Military Daughters and Sons have to Stand Down and not carry in a time of war. Liberals ... sheesh.
39 posted on 09/16/2011 2:25:43 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: William Tell

I’m not holding my breath for America to wake up sufficiently to defend our civilization, but here’s something to think about in regards to our military:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mZPIbz-n_c&NR=1


40 posted on 09/16/2011 2:26:05 PM PDT by George Varnum (Liberty, like our Forefather's Flintlock Musket, must be kept clean, oiled, and READY!)
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To: no-to-illegals
Strange that our Military Daughters and Sons have to Stand Down and not carry in a time of war. Liberals ... sheesh.

It's been that way for quite a while. When I was AD in the early 80's we weren't allowed to carry on base. Privately owned weapons had to be stashed in the armory. There may have been an exclusion for those in base housing but I don't really remember.

41 posted on 09/16/2011 2:32:49 PM PDT by Tucsonican
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http://ktar.com/6/1452937/Air-Force-Base-in-Tucson-on-lockdown ... eight paragraphs from bottom of article says shooter has been contained per several media outlets. Also says report unconfirmed. Any news?


42 posted on 09/16/2011 2:35:08 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Tucsonican

>there is a guy on the roof of a building with a gun and nobody is being allowed out of their buildings.

One chopper, one gun, one shot. End of drama.


43 posted on 09/16/2011 2:52:58 PM PDT by soycd
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To: soycd

Could it be one of ours up on that building..not the “reported” man with a gun.


44 posted on 09/16/2011 2:55:46 PM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: HiJinx

PING


45 posted on 09/16/2011 3:02:11 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: William Tell; Scythian

Heh, heh. See Post 33.

Six Whiskey Tango


46 posted on 09/16/2011 3:03:48 PM PDT by 386wt
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To: Tucsonican

If you live in government quarters on base with your family, you can have your private weapons in your quarters. You are usually required to registered each weapon with the MP station. We had a set of quarters broken into when I was at Fort Benning, GA back in late 1980s and the master sergeant who lived there had several thousand dollars worth of weapons stolen out of his quarters by local Columbus, GA gang bangers who came on base at night and drove around looking for places to break into. One night I was on the couch watching TV and there was a window in my quarters right next to the TV. Just an edge of the curtain was open and I saw an eye look into my living room right at me. I jumped up, grabbed my Glock and went out. The perp ran, jumped into a car with his gang lords from town and ran off. The quarters were located right next to a four lane high way that ran right through Fort Benning and it was easy for them to sprint right off base and be gone before anyone could get there. Now days of course, there are gates up and guards. But then, Benning was an open base and anyone could drive right onto the base.


47 posted on 09/16/2011 3:20:35 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (EVERY knee shall bow and EVERY mouth shall say: Jesus Christ IS LORD!!!!)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Dumprik.......LMAO
The funny part is that it fits.


48 posted on 09/16/2011 3:21:55 PM PDT by Slambat (The right to keep and bear arms. Anything one man can carry, drive or pull.)
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To: soycd
One chopper, one gun, one shot. End of drama.

That thought most definitely was addressed in my conversation:)

I haven't received any new updates but I'm pretty sure that I'll get the whole story during poker on Tues.

49 posted on 09/16/2011 3:24:03 PM PDT by Tucsonican
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To: George Varnum

Excellent viewing. Appreciate the link.


50 posted on 09/16/2011 3:44:45 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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