Arkansas military base on lockdown, few details

Yahoo News

Little Rock Air Force Base went on lockdown Wednesday amid reports of a suspicious person, though military officials have offered few details about the incident.

No one is allowed to enter or leave the base during the lockdown, which began at 11:45 a.m. People who live on base were urged to stay indoors, and visitors were asked to not come to the front gate.  

Spokeswoman Lt. Mallory Thornton said the base took the steps “in the interest of protecting all base members,” but she declined to provide details. She said more information would be released later Wednesday.

Gates allowing access to the base were closed and a line of vehicles stretched for a quarter-mile outside of the base, which is located about 15 miles northeast of Little Rock.

Christina Rivera, whose husband is an airman on base, said she’d received an automated phone call telling everyone on base to stay indoors. Rivera, who had been waiting outside the gate entrance for more than two hours, said her husband was barricaded in their bedroom with their two young children, who are 8 months old and 18 months old.

“All I want is to go home and be with my husband and my kids,” she said, more than two hours after the lockdown began.

Emergency crews were on the scene, and sirens could be heard over loudspeakers outside the base’s entrance. The base had been conducting emergency response exercises, but officials said Wednesday’s incident was not part of the drill.

Some vehicles were allowed to leave the base after being checked by security about two hours after the lockdown began.

The base specializes in the C-130 cargo airplane and is home to the 19th Airlift Wing, the 314th Airlift Wing and the 29th Weapons Squadron. The Arkansas Air National Guard’s 189th Airlift Wing is also located on base.

13 thoughts on “Arkansas military base on lockdown, few details

  1. Gee…maybe one of those illegal immigrant invader/MS-13 gang members probably being housed there went kamikaze on them.

          1. WOW!
            Get a room, you two!

            Can’t help but be paranoid watching smiley-face thingies and scripture-shaping believers who look for the so-called ‘rapture’ and who probably donate to the ‘church’ that is as bad (or worse) than the evil that you two seem to despise.

            Put not your hopes in the promises of men.

  2. Nothing to worry about.
    William Jefferson Clinton was just strolling the place, trying to re-live his grandiose stature as ‘selected governor’.

    After all, the hub of the CIA narco-ops was MINA, AK. in the 1980’s, and he was the ‘selected facilitator’ (NOT the ‘decider’, like his mentors the Bushes were).
    What would REAGAN do?
    (Actually, I think he would be getting out his revolver and long-guns, and firing without discrimination on those who wish to bring fear and division to the Americans living in Little Rock; but this would be ANOTHER STORY for another day.)

    Mr. Soetoro: TEAR DOWN THIS WALL!

    1. Rapture? Where did you get the Rapture from Mr Scott? They did get a room, in fact we all got a room! It is a room mostly full of God fearing Christians and Freedom Loving Americans. Preach on Paul and 1611 Believer. And if you are not a little paranoid and slightly worried, you are not paying attention. Reagan? Really? Yeah right! Ole Ronnie granted amnesty to 2 million illegals in the eighties, he picked up a pen not a gun! “Put not your hopes in the promises of men”? A little Hypocritical there, Montgomery?

      1. The trolls are comin’ out of the woodwork lately! Mildly irritating but overall a good sign. It’s hilarious when someone refers to a party or prominent official as a representative for us in their comments. Do they realize where they live or what site they are on?! WTH

      2. Thank you, Wade! Who is this joker Montgomery?
        He certainly has a filthy mind…absolutely no understanding of the fellowship between believers.

        And rapture? No one mentioned that, but I am looking up, as my Redemption is drawing nigh.

        Perhaps he might want to read Psalm 14:1, “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.”

        1. agreed 1611. some cant stand others getting along so they attack. Yes Martist the trolls have been floating in and out of here for a while.

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