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False alarm puts US navy base in lockdown

AAP logoAAP 3/11/2016

A temporary lockdown on a US Navy base in southern Japan has been lifted after reports of shots being fired and a shooter on the loose turned out to be a false alarm.

"All clear at Fleet Activities Sasebo. No evidence of a shooter. No casualties. Base has returned to normal operations," US Naval Forces Japan tweeted.

The US Navy base is located in the city of Sasebo on the southern Japanese island of Kyushu.

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