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Army base placed on lockdown after theft of equipment

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The infantry unit at Joint Base Lewis-McChord was placed on lockdown Wednesday after the equipment was discovered missing from a supply area, said Major Chris Ophardt, a spokesman for the U.S. Army’s I Corps at the base. The equipment included weapon sights and targeting lasers.

“There are many items missing,” Ophardt said, adding that the equipment was “definitely stolen.” He said no weapons are missing, and there is no danger to the public.

The base is located about nine miles south of Tacoma.