Tinker Air Force Base lockdown lifted

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MIDWEST CITY (KFOR) – Tinker Air Force Base was briefly under lockdown Thursday afternoon, but the situation is now all clear.

Tinker officials announced on the Air Force Base’s official Facebook page shortly before 3 p.m. that the base was on lockdown.

“REAL WORLD: Tinker Air Force Base is currently on lockdown. Seek shelter and apply appropriate procedures as necessary. We will provide updates as they become available via Facebook. #TinkerUpdates,” the post stated.

It was announced 12 minutes later that the lockdown was lifted.

Officials say Tinker leadership initiated the lockdown following a report of a brandished firearm on the installation.   

Security Forces determined that the individual was an undercover law enforcement officer authorized to carry a weapon on base.  

“We are grateful for the training base personnel receive to enable quick responses to suspected danger.” 

No injuries occurred during this incident.

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