“Active Shooter” Reported At Travis AFB: Public Ordered To Shelter In Place
In what appears could be day’s third shooting incident, moments ago NBC reported that officials on Wednesday are responding to a “real world security incident” at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield. The Bay Area outlet reports that a Facebook post around 3:30 p.m. PDT advised people to avoid the area so emergency responders can do their jobs. People were also urged to shelter in place and asked to lock doors and windows.
A Travis Air Force Base public affairs officer tells me security forces are responding to some type of shooting incident. pic.twitter.com/s7HnYsdD2z
— Sergio Quintana (@svqjournalist) June 14, 2017
— Janelle Wang (@janellewang) June 14, 2017
According to the Fairfield police twitter account, the facility’s main gate was closed, and social media users reported an alleged active shooter situation.
Advisory: Travis Air Force Base is currently responding to a security incident. Main Gate is closed. Avoid the area https://t.co/MSGipfse8t
— Fairfield, CA Police (@FairfieldPolice) June 14, 2017
As VOA’s Steven Herman notes, the situation involves an “Active Shooter”
The incident at Travis AFB in California reportedly involves an “active shooter.” https://t.co/mRmesTZBnC
— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) June 14, 2017
The base is asking people to follow their updates on Facebook, where an official post from Travis Air Force Base officials says:
“Travis Air Force Base is currently responding to a real world security incident. More details will be released as they become available. The public is being asked to stay away from the base to ensure emergency responders can respond accordingly.”
Scenes from an NBC-affiliate chopper showed people walking around at the base, a sprawling campus located in Solano County. Some people were holding hands as they were being escorted to safety, and police cars dotted the parking lot. The main gate at the base is closed and cars to the campus are being rerouted.
A live chopper feed is available at NBC Bay Area’s website.