TAMPA, FL. (THECOUNT) — Law enforcement members are responding in numbers to MacDill Air Force Base after reports of an active shooter on base Friday morning.

MacDill confirmed the base in Tampa is on lockdown, reports WTPS.


No further information was immediately available. Traffic is at a standstill on numerous roads around the base near downtown Tampa.

MacDill is the headquarters for U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Command.


Geo quick facts: Tampa is a city on Tampa Bay, along Florida’s Gulf Coast. A major business center, it’s also known for its museums and other cultural offerings. Busch Gardens is an African-themed amusement park with thrill rides and animal-viewing areas. The historic Ybor City neighborhood, developed by Cuban and Spanish cigar-factory workers at the turn of the 20th century, is a dining and nightlife destination – wikipedia.