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U.S. Naval Base in Sasebo, Japan, Locked Down Amid Reports of Shots

TOKYO — A U.S. naval base in western Japan was locked down Thursday amid reports of gunfire.

Image: An entrance gate of U.S. Fleet Activities Sasebo in Sasebo, Japan
An entrance gate of U.S. Fleet Activities Sasebo in Sasebo, Japan. KYODO / Reuters

Security personnel evacuated a building at CFAS Sasebo, which is located 614 miles west of Tokyo.

"THIS IS NOT A DRILL— CFAS is on lock down. Everyone on main base needs to shelter in place immediately!!! Please stay calm and we will update you as we receive more information," a Facebook post read.

A switchboard operator at the base later confirmed the lockdown to NBC News.

The all-clear was given an hour later after no evidence of shots being fired or an active shooter could be found. No injuries were reported.