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Reported active shooter at the United States Air Force Academy

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, (KKTV) - Officials and cadets at the Air Force Academy received an alert of an active shooter late Friday night.

The report came in at about 10 p.m., at about 11:25 p.m. the Academy tweeted, "We received reports of active shooter on Academy grounds. There are no confirmation of shots fired. Security forces are sweeping the area."


An alert came through text message and noted the reported shooting may have happened near the prep school or possibly near Vandenberg Hall.

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office confirmed via twitter they are investigating a report of shots fired.

11 News is working to confirm the incident with officials at the Academy. As of 11:25 p.m., it isn't clear if anyone was injured or who was involved.

A man reached out to 11 News stating he was the father of the woman who called police. He tells us his daughter heard shots, but is okay and with authorities.

The Air Force Academy is asking the public to avoid the Academy until further notice.

This is a developing story and as more information becomes available this article will be updated.

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