Lock­down at US Naval base in Ja­pan


Abrief lock­down had been placed on a US Navy base in Ja­pan re­cently af­ter a re­port of shots be­ing fired in one of the base’s build­ing. “All clear at Fleet Ac­tiv­i­ties Sasebo. No ev­i­dence of a shooter. No ca­su­al­ties. Base has re­turned to nor­mal op­er­a­tions,” US Naval Forces Ja­pan tweeted.

The US Fleet Ac­tiv­i­ties Sasebo is a US Navy base lo­cated in Sasebo, Ja­pan, on the is­land of Kyushu. Com­man­der Ron Flan­ders, a spokesman for US Naval Forces Ja­pan, said, “We have re­turned the base at Fleet Ac­tiv­i­ties Sasebo to nor­mal op­er­a­tions. All clear, no ca­su­al­ties and no ev­i­dence of a shooter.”

Ear­lier that morn­ing, US Fleet Ac­tiv­i­ties Sasebo posted on its Face­book page, “THIS IS NOT A DRILL!!! On Novem­ber 3, 2016, at 9:33 a.m. se­cu­rity re­ceived a re­port of gun­shots heard in­side build­ing 141 (MCMRON). The build­ing was evac­u­ated.”

The post con­tin­ued, “Se­cu­rity and fire are on scene and have es­tab­lished a perime­ter. Se­cu­rity is cur­rently clear­ing the build­ing, please standby for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion. So far there are no re­ports of in­juries. Please re­main shel­tered in place un­til fur­ther no­tice.”

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