Miscommunication sends Keesler AFB into temporary lockdown - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Miscommunication sends Keesler AFB into temporary lockdown

Posted: Updated:

Keesler Air Force Base temporarily went into lockdown on Wednesday morning after there was a miscommunication during an on-base exercise, according to officials. Keesler officials said the base was placed on lockdown after the Force Protection Condition was raised to Delta.

"The threat was perceived to be a real-world incident and our first responders acted accordingly," said Brig. Gen. Patrick Higby, Commander of the 81st Training Wing.

Base officials said the lockdown was lifted and the base resumed normal operations after it was confirmed there was no threat.

Copyright 2014 WLOX. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

208 DeBuys Road
Biloxi, MS 39531
(228) 896-1313

FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WLOX. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.