Active-shooter reports cause brief lockdown at Yokota Air Base

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YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — The home of U.S. Forces Japan in western Tokyo was briefly under a “real world” lockdown Wednesday, according to messages sent via mobile apps and the base-wide public address system.

“REAL WORLD — LOCKDOWN, Yokota Air Base is under LOCKDOWN,” stated a text alert sent at about 1:50 p.m. “Last known location: Bldg. 31, O-Club — LOCKDOWN.”

A message broadcast over Yokota’s Giant Voice public address system announced that the emergency had ended at about 2:08 p.m. No other information was immediately available.

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