Los Angeles base on lockdown for suspicious person

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Updated: 6/17/2014 6:07 pm

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Air Force Base is on lockdown because of a possible suspicious person on the grounds.

Susan James, who works in public affairs on the small base near Los Angeles International Airport, says employees were told at about 1:45 p.m. Tuesday to go to a secure area of their office and remain there.

She says they were not told why the lockdown was ordered but it remained in effect about two hours later.

El Segundo police issued a statement saying police activity was occurring on the base and asking people to stay away.

The nearby Hawthorne Police Department says in a statement that it's assisting El Segundo police over a report of a possible suspicious person, and has a helicopter over the base.

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