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Temporary lockdown at US naval base in Japan after gunshot scare

Thursday, Nov 3, 2016,10:30 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

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

“On November 3, 2016, at 9:33 am (0603 IST) security received a report of gunshots heard inside building 141… The building was evacuated,” Commander Fleet Activities Sasebo Japan said in a Facebook post.

“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.

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