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Lockdown at US Air Force Base Lifted

FILE - F-16 Fighting Falcons sit in a field at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona, May 21, 2015.

A brief lockdown at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona has been lifted Monday, an Air Force spokesman told VOA.

Air Force spokesman Major Andrew Schrag said the base went on lockdown Monday after unconfirmed gunshots were fired. The lockdown was lifted a couple of hours later.

Schrag said people on base are now "free to resume normal operations."

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    Carla Babb

    Carla is VOA's Pentagon correspondent covering defense and international security issues. Her datelines include Ukraine, Turkey, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq and Korea.