Mississippi air base lifts lockdown after armed man reported

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 7, 2017 at 11:04 a.m.



This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi Air Force base has lifted its lockdown, with officials saying they believe a man reported as armed has left the installation.

Sgt. Tammie Moore says the base lifted the lockdown before noon and is working with local police to look for a retired staff sergeant who was reported to be carrying a gun on the base.

Airman 1st Class Travis Beihl says base security was alerted that the man was armed.

Beihl says no shots were fired and no one was injured.

The Twitter account for the 81st Training Wing said Sledge was driving a four-door red truck

Keesler is mainly a training base, with more than 11,000 employees.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

The Associated Press

    SIGN UP FOR THE KSL.COM NEWSLETTER

    Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast