Bubble wrap pops prompt Air Force base lockdown

Posted at 12:01 PM, Dec 06, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-06 12:01:53-05

Reports of an active-shooter made for tense moments last week at Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico.

Authorities initiated a precautionary lockdown after someone said they thought they heard gunshots near a building on the base.

Humvees and men in tactical were on the scene.

Officials lifted the lockdown a short time later, saying security personnel found no threat.

On Thursday, it was reported that the scare was sparked by the popping of heavy-duty bubble wrap.

Officials say reporting the loud bangs was the right thing to do.