PORTSMOUTH, N.H. - Police were called to the Pease Air National Guard Base in Portsmouth, New Hampshire after reports of shots fired, authorities tell Boston 25 News.
Newington, New Hampshire Police say they responded to the base Tuesday morning for reports of shots fired, but say the scene is under control and there are no injuries.
The PD then posted the following to its Facebook page.
The Newington Police, along with State Police, responded to the Pease Air National Guard base for a report of an active shooter. The situation has been cleared by Newington Police and Air National Guard personnel and there is no threat to the community. The situation is still under investigation by Newington Police and the Air National Guard.
The Portsmouth NH Police Department also posted to Facebook.
***Reference the incident at The Pease Air National Guard in Newington, NH. The lockdown has been lifted as of 12:37 pm an "All Clear" has been given. The incident is being investigated by the Newington New Hampshire Police Department and all inquiries should be directed to them. At this time there is no report of any injuries. Our officers will remain on the Pease Trade Port and have checked in with several businesses such as the local child care facilities.***
A reporter for the Seacoast Online says officials tell her it was being treated as an active shooter situation after several reported hearing gunshots. They say no shooter or weapon has been found.
NH Air Guard Col. Bill Davis says this being treated as a potential active shooter situation. Several reported hearing gunshots, but no shooter or weapon was seen. Security forces, state and local police currently sweeping base. @seacoastonline— Hadley Barndollar (@hbarndollar) July 2, 2019
The Seacoast Online posted video on Twitter where loudspeakers can be heard alerting the lockdown.
Loudspeaker announcing lockdown at Pease ANG base. Front Gates locked. Local and state police seen entering base. Updates to follow. pic.twitter.com/O3MpFbXZXn— Seacoastonline.com (@seacoastonline) July 2, 2019
Just after 12:30 p.m., the base issued an “all clear” announcement over the loudspeaker.
Base has just issued an “all clear” announcement over the loudspeaker. @seacoastonline— Hadley Barndollar (@hbarndollar) July 2, 2019
Vice President Mike Pence was scheduled to attend a roundtable event in Manchester Tuesday afternoon but abruptly canceled. The cancellation is reportedly not connected to the investigation at Pease.
Boston 25 News has reached out to local and state authorities in New Hampshire. Check back for updates on this developing story.
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