Nellis Air Force Base

An aircraft takes off from Nellis Air Force Base in Southern Nevada. (File/FOX5)

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Reports of an active shooter at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas were unfounded Friday, according to base officials.

Witness reports on social media and recordings of scanner traffic suggested the base was put on lock down at about 2:30 p.m. April 5. 

Nellis AFB tweeted just before 3 p.m. that the base took precautions against a potential threat and that the area was cleared. 

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