No evidence of shots fired following lockdown at home of US Forces Japan

by Seth Robson
Stars and Stripes

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan – Parts of the home of U.S. Forces Japan in western Tokyo were locked down for an hour based on reports of shots fired Tuesday morning.

However, security personnel and Japanese police found no evidence of firearms being discharged on or off base, according to the 374th Airlift Wing.

Starting at 11:26 a.m., the Air Force base was blanketed with “real world” notices of a lockdown on Yokota’s west side, via Facebook, mobile apps and the base-wide public address system.

The wing issued an initial statement at noon saying unverified “reports of shots heard” were under investigation and that security officers were responding.

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