ST LOUIS (LALATE) – The Tyndall Air Force Base lockdown today is ended after a suspect was arrested. The Tyndall Air Force Base lockdown today January 21, 2012 has been lifted after an U.S. Army reservist was taken into custody. His name has yet to be released to local news.
Officials confirm to news that the suspect is a male Army reservist accused of actions against his wife and child earlier today. When officials responded, they found the reservist’s car filled with weapons.
Brig. Gen. John McMullen tells news that the tense situation grew out an alleged domestic violence case on Saturday. McMullen reports that the male is a U.S. Army Reservist who lives on base with his wife and child; he had allegedly grown disgruntled against his family on Saturday morning.
After security officers responded, the reservist fled the vicinity, yet still remaining on base. He was later arrested by Air Force officials. A news briefing is expected for later today.