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.”