Lockdown ends at Tennessee Airbase following ‘misunderstanding’

Lockdown ends at Tennessee Airbase following ‘misunderstanding’
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TENNESSEE — ALCOA, Tenn. (AP) -- Officials said a lockdown has ended at Tennessee’s McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base and everyone was safe after a report of a suspicious person who appeared to be armed turned out to be a misunderstanding.

A base spokesman said a student reported seeing a suspicious person who appeared to be armed Wednesday morning.

After law enforcement searched the base and re-interviewed the student, the spokesman said they now think the student “didn’t see what they thought they saw.”

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No shots were fired and no one was injured. The airbase in Alcoa, a suburb of Knoxville, Tennessee, is home to the 134th Air Refueling Wing.