Air Force starts to answer questions concerning lockdown

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -The Air Force is not saying very much about Wednesday's lockdown, except the fact that it was a false alarm.

Shantel Woodson spent almost 3 hours waiting outside Little Rock Air Force Base during Wednesday's lockdown with her two young children in her backseat.

"One's been singing to keep the newborn quiet and it worked for a while then she fell asleep and he started whining. It's been hell, actually," said Woodson.

Other parents were forced to wait until the lockdown was lifted before they could pick their kids up from the childcare facility on the base.

"The children were locked down in their facilities but they're like classrooms so they were well-cared for, they had their teachers and all of their assistants there, the children were definitely well-cared for in a very safe environment," said Mallory Thornton, LRAFB Public Affairs Chief.

"After we conducted a thorough search of the base we found the report to be invalid and no longer credible with multiple interviews and a full search of the base…we're going to do a full after-action investigation, of course, but we take any allegations or reports seriously," said Thornton.


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