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Scott Air Force Base temporary lockdown lifted after warning of ‘armed and dangerous’ veteran

F.P Report

WASHINGTON DC: Shannon Moorehead, of the 375th Air Mobility Command public affairs office, said the base was locked down temporarily as a precaution.

Scott security was notified by the Velda City Policy Department in St. Louis about 2:30 p.m. concerned that the man could be carrying a weapon.

“The suspect was reportedly near a dorm area on the base and, for security reasons, a temporary lock down was initiated, “ Moorehead said. “Security forces located and apprehended the suspect without incident.”

The man, who was not named, was turned over to a local police department, Moorehead said. The lockdown was lifted at 3:30 p.m., he said.

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