LISTEN: 911 calls during WPAFB lockdown released

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XENIA, Ohio (WDTN) – Several 911 calls made during a lockdown of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and caused concern for thousands Thursday have been released.

Wright-Patterson AFB Public Affairs said Friday the original call that began the incident will not be released until the investigation is complete.

Base officials said when the initial 911 call came in security protocols were followed and a sweep of the base hospital was initiated.

When security personnel arrived on the first floor a locked door was encountered, base officials say. An officer fired his weapon to get through that door.

Other 911 calls that were made during the event were released by Greene County communications and Fairborn dispatchers.

In the call, you can hear a woman whispering into the phone telling 911 dispatchers that an active shooter was in the building.

Listen to one of the calls here. This call has been edited to remove identifying information.

In other calls it is very difficult to hear the caller. You can listen to those unedited calls here:

Wright-Patterson AFB was placed on lockdown after that call. Officials said later Friday afternoon that an active shooter drill was taking place at the time and someone called 911 believing there was an actual emergency.

Security forces responded to the 911 call and began a sweep of the location and began to clear the entire hospital.

A security forces member discharged his firearm in an attempt to breach a door that was locked.

Base officials said Friday afternoon there never was an actual threat.

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