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4:51 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Arkansas Air Force Base Lockdown Blamed On Mistaken Identity

Little Rock Air Force Base officials are blaming a case of mistaken identity for an alarm that led them to lock down the base for several hours following the report of a suspicious individual on the base.

Officials on Thursday said the 6,100-acre base was locked down after they received a report that a suspicious individual tried to forcibly gain access to a base building.

During the lockdown on Wednesday, no one was allowed to enter or leave the base in Jacksonville. Base officials said they conducted a sweep of the base and determined the report was a case of mistaken identity and there was no threat.

Col. Patrick Rhatigan, the 19th Airlift Wing commander, said in a statement that no injuries or damages occurred during the lockdown.