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January 23, 2013

UPDATE: False alarm spurs Moody lockdown

VALDOSTA — Moody Air Force Base has released the following statement regarding today's incident on base:

Moody Air Force Base terminated lockdown procedures at approximately 3 p.m. today after determining a reported active shooter threat did not exist.

The active shooter report originated from an automated voice message received by several Airmen on Moody. The Airmen reported the phone calls to base emergency officials and lockdown procedures were implemented at approximately 1:25 p.m.

Emergency personnel responded to the situation immediately and determined a threat did not exist.

“We take all active shooter reports seriously and I’m proud of the way our Airmen and everyone on base responded,” said Col. Billy Thompson, 23d Wing commander. “We also appreciate the partnership and support we received from the Lowndes County and Valdosta first responders as the situation developed.”

Security Forces and Air Force Office of Special Investigations at Moody are investigating the source of the phone calls.

Moody AFB has resumed normal operations. 


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