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Air Force Base in Arizona locked down

A US air force base is on lock-down after reports that an unauthorised person is on site with a weapon.

File photo of an air force base.
File photo of an air force base.
Image: Jose Luis Magana/AP/Press Association Images

AN AIR FORCE base near Tucson was locked down today amid reports of someone with a weapon, but base officials said no shots were fired.

Traffic into and out of the base was being limited because of an unspecified security situation, but no one was shot or hurt, according to the public affairs office the base.

There were reports of something that looked like it might have been a weapon, said Tech Sergeant Russ Martin.

A fire official said two ambulances were sent to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base on the outskirts of the southern Arizona city where earlier this year a gunman gravely wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and killed six people.

As the lockdown unfolded Friday, students were kept in schools on the base.

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