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Mississippi air base lifts lockdown following reports of armed man

A Mississippi Air Force base has lifted its lockdown, with officials saying they believe a man reported as armed has left the installation.

Sergeant Tammie Moore says the base lifted the lockdown before noon local time and is working with local police to look for a retired staff sergeant who was reported to be carrying a gun on the base.

Airman 1st Class Travis Beihl said base security was alerted that the man was armed.

Mr Beihl said no shots were fired and no one was injured.

The Twitter account for the 81st Training Wing at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi said the man was driving a four-door red truck.

Keesler is mainly a training base, with more than 11,000 employees.

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