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Lockdown in US naval base in Japan lifted, no evidence of shots being fired

A US naval base at Sasebo, in western Japan, was put on lockdown on Thursday after reports of gunshots, a Navy spokesman said, but there was no confirmation of an active shooter.

world Updated: Nov 03, 2016 09:46 IST
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A US naval base at Sasebo, in western Japan, was put on lockdown on Thursday after reports of gunshots.
A US naval base at Sasebo, in western Japan, was put on lockdown on Thursday after reports of gunshots.(AFP File Photo)

A US military base in southern Japan went into a brief lockdown Thursday following reports of gunshots, but declared “all clear” after finding no evidence that shots were fired.

“On November 3, 2016, at 9:33 am (0033 GMT) security received a report of gunshots heard inside building 141... The building was evacuated,” Commander Fleet Activities Sasebo Japan said in a Facebook post.

“THIS IS NOT A DRILL!!!” the post said.

“All clear, lockdown has been lifted. No evidence of shots fired or an active shooter,” it said shortly afterwards, adding that no injuries had been reported.

Commander Fleet Activities Sasebo is an American naval base for logistics located in the southwestern Japanese city of Sasebo, Nagasaki prefecture.

Sasebo is located some 950 kilometres (600 miles) southwest of Tokyo.