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Little Rock Air Force Base Placed on Lockdown

LITTLE ROCK - The Little Rock Air Force base was placed on lock down four more than four hours Wednesday.
Traffic being held from entering LRAFB
Traffic being held from entering LRAFB
UPDATE: JACKSONVILLE, AR - More than four hours after a lockdown went into effect on the Little Rock Air Force Base, officials gave an all clear a little after 4:00p.m.

Base security reported that, after a full search of the grounds, no suspicious person was located.

At 2:15 this afternoon, LRAFB posted the following on Twitter:
The lockdown is still in effect. Any changes will be announced through official base channels. The base gates remain closed at this time.

Shortly afterward, Reporter David Goins tweeted that base security was allowing those who were in process of leaving when the lockdown started to do so.

A retired military vet we spoke to on the phone described the situation as "very out of the ordinary."

We have also learned that the Little Rock Airport is taking C-130's (military aircraft) while the LRAFB is locked down. Currently there are three on the ground, and three more could be landing.

LITTLE ROCK - The Little Rock Air Force base was placed on lock down around 11:45 a.m. Wednesday.

According to a statement from the base, the lock down was " in the interest of protecting all base members and resources from a suspicious individual."  Those living on the base were told to stay inside and lock their doors.

Emergency personnel have responding to the scene. For safety purposes, base gates were closed to entering and exiting traffic.

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