It’s unclear what the 911 caller reported but the call went to the base’s operation center and prompted Wright-Patt’s security forces and fire department to respond. In response to the call, Wright-Patt security forces began a systematic sweep and clear of the entire hospital facility, Sherman said during a Thursday press conference.
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Local, state and federal law enforcement including the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives also responded to the incident.
“Our local first responders were tremendous yesterday,” Turner said. “They were on the scene immediately to assist when they were called. However, there are still a lot questions left unanswered and I would like to know how this happened and how we can better respond in the future. I look forward to Col. Sherman being able to brief me and the local responders who have mutual aid agreements with the base.”
Turner also addressed security personnel discharging a weapon in an attempt to breach a locked door.
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“That obviously sounds highly unusual and highly questionable as to how that could have even occurred. I’m certain that that’s part of the information that everyone wants to hear,” he said. “...I think it is absolutely going to be part of the discussion as to how an exercise can devolve into something that could have been threatening to many people.”
Turner did not have any specific details on the discharge and did not address a woman’s social media post depicting what she claimed was damage from bullets fired in the medical center.
Col. Tom Sherman, Wright-Patt installation commander, said that the discharge is under investigation.
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