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Bubble Wrap causes air force base lockdown

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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.

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