Congressman Turner to be briefed on active shooter false alarm

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FAIRBORN, Ohio (WDTN) – Congressman Mike Turner will meet with Wright-Patterson Air Force Base officials, Wednesday, on the ongoing investigation into the active shooter false alarm.

The base went into lock-down on August 2nd over the incident.

A review board will now have a briefing with first responders and Turner.

Turner says they plan on examining everything that happened that day.

“The drill that turned into a community’s believed emergency response situation here at the base gives us an opportunity to do a full assessment of how we can respond better,” Turner said.

“There are reviews that are currently ongoing and I think we’ll all learn more once those reviews are concluded.”

Turner said the goal is to look into the decision-making and actions that were taken that day, and what can be done to keep the base safe.

The review board is not looking into the discharge of a firearm. That’s being led by the Air Force Office of Investigations.

Wright-Patt confirming today that a security forces member was hurt during the incident, but didn’t go into details.

Turner was on hand at Wright-Patt, Tuesday, to present a ceremonial check for $182 million to the base’s National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC).

It’s the largest military construction investment at the base, and includes 61 million dollars for work to begin this fiscal year.

Turner said: “It will give them increased capabilities, increased space for the employees that are there and are crowded. But also, to grow jobs – they believe it could mean as much as an additional 800 people who would be employed at NASIC.”

The money comes from the National Defense Authorization Act, which the president signed into law on Monday.

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