PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE — At approximately 6:20 p.m. Monday evening, Peterson Air Force Base issued a REAL WORLD ALERT.
The message tweeted by the base said personnel in the vicinity of the BX/Commissary should shelter in place immediately and that the gates to the base were closed.
Little information was given and our crews were kept away from the scene.
Just before 6 p.m., the base alerted News 5 that the all clear was given and they were resuming normal operations.
A short time later, the base tweeted that the incident was due to a suspicious object that was misidentified.
Peterson’s security forces responded to a report of a suspicious object. After security forces investigated, it was determined there was no threat and the object was misidentified. Our responders take every report seriously to ensure the safety of our Airmen and their families.— Peterson AFB: 21 SW (@PeteAFB) July 30, 2019
Peterson is resuming normal operations following a report of suspicious activity on base.— Peterson AFB: 21 SW (@PeteAFB) July 30, 2019
The Child Development Center on base in the vicinity the BX/commissary is secure and open for parents to retrieve their children.
REAL WORLD REAL WORLD REAL WORLD— Peterson AFB: 21 SW (@PeteAFB) July 30, 2019
All personnel in the vicinity of the BX/commissary should take shelter in place immediately.
The gates at Peterson Air Force Base have been temporarily shut down as a precautionary measure as base officials take appropriate action.