The headquarters of the Space and Missile Systems Center is housed at Los Angeles Air Force Base, in El Segundo, Calif. / U.S. Air Force
Los Angeles Air Force Base was locked down Tuesday afternoon after a man wearing a vest or backpack with wires hanging out was reported wandering around the facility, which houses the headquarters for military space systems.
The base, located in the beach community of El Segundo, was alerted about the suspicious person, who was dressed in camouflage and also had ammunition magazines but no apparent weapon. Police were initially responded to a report of an active shooter, but that proved false, El Segundo Police Capt. Brian Evanski told reporters about 4 p.m. PT.
Base security and police were conducting a building-by-building search, and two helicopters circled the area.
In addition to the Space and Missile Systems Center, the base is home to the 61st Air Base Wing.
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