Skip to comments.Shots fired at Davis-Monthan AFB
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."
Davis-Monthan AFB is within the city limits of Tucson, Arizona.
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.
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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.
Has Sherriff Dumprik blamed the teaparty yet?
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.
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.”
Probably an invading squad of Mexican military. Watch for an immediate unconditional surrender by this administartion.
AFB Facebook page says the ambulance leaving the base is due to a pregnancy and not related to the security situation.
Following, the information here at FR.
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.
A Tech Sgt being mobbed by reporters is now saying that someone was spotted carrying a weapon.
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.
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or the responsible authorities could be incompetents running around like chickens with their heads cut off
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?
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.
It must be the TV stations fault. After all they are KGUN~!
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.”
If I understand, the charter school does not have bus service and have to be dropped off and picked up by their parents.
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.
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).
Charter schools won’t be TUSD buses, unless they lease out TUSD’s bus service.
Finding only the threat is being classified as unspecified. Continuing to search for information.
“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.
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.
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.
NOT going to end quickly
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.
Well, we know it wasn’t any of our serviceman as they aren’t allowed to have guns.
No way to see this coming...
“..of a shooter on base with an AK 47. ...”
So where the hell did the “AK47” info come from?????
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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?
>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.
Could it be one of ours up on that building..not the “reported” man with a gun.
Heh, heh. See Post 33.
Six Whiskey Tango
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.
The funny part is that it fits.
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.
Excellent viewing. Appreciate the link.