No active shooter found on US Air Force Academy near Colorado Springs

Posted at 11:30 PM, Sep 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-30 12:20:09-04

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. -- Reports of an active shooter at the U.S. Air Force Academy near Colorado Springs had security forces sweeping the area as the sheriff's office and military investigated the report late Friday night.  

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office tweeted at 11:15 p.m. they, along with military personnel, were investigating reports of shots fired at the academy.

But U.S. Air Force Academy officials said in a tweet the reports of shots fired were not confirmed.

Our ABC-affiliate station in Colorado Springs, KRDO-TV, reports a text alert went out stating there was a possible active shooter at the academy. 

At around 11:54 p.m., Sheriff's officials said military personnel and law enforcement were clearing dorms and knocking on doors to check on cadets at the academy. 

"No reported injuries or shots fired," the sheriff's office tweeted.  

U.S. Air Force Academy officials advised the public to avoid the area until further notice. 

Just before 12:30 a.m. Saturday, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office tweeted law enforcement completed a search of academy grounds and found no active shooter.

The academy's official Twitter channel gave the all clear at around the same time, saying they would continue to investigate the cause of the reports. 

No injuries were reported, the sheriff's office said.