Dover Locks Down

Dover AFB, Del., was on lockdown for about three hours Thursday following reports of a “suspicious individual” on base, according to a May 8 release. The base-wide lockdown, which was implemented around 11 a.m., was lifted and normal base operations resumed by mid-afternoon. The lockdown was called “a precautionary measure” in response to reports of “a suspicious individual” on base. However, a spokesperson for the 436th Airlift Wing told Air Force Magazine there was “no shooter,” nor reports of a shooter on base, despite some media reports to the contrary. The unit’s vice wing commander, Col. Randy Huiss, said in a statement “[the] measures were taken to ensure the safety of the base populace as we investigated the reports and found them to be false.”