LITTLE ROCK — Authorities believe there were no ties to terrorism in an incident Monday in which a civilian was shot at the Little Rock Air Force Base.

LITTLE ROCK — Authorities believe there were no ties to terrorism in an incident Monday in which a civilian was shot at the Little Rock Air Force Base.


The FBI said in a statement Tuesday that Larry McElroy of Jacksonville remained in critical condition after the incident. McElroy’s name had been withheld Monday.


Base officials said previously that McElroy, who was armed, was shot while attempting to gain unauthorized access to the base at about 9:15 a.m. Monday. He was transported to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock.


The FBI said Tuesday that Air Force explosive experts searched McElroy’s vehicle and that the Little Rock Fire Department’s bomb squad searched McElroy’s home. No explosives were found in either search.


"There was no apparent motive nor any ties to terrorism," the agency said in the statement.


The base, which is home to the Air Force’s 19th Airlift Wing, was locked down for a little mroe than three hours after the incident.


The FBI, Little Rock Air Force Office of Special Investigations, the Jacksonville Police Department, the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are conducting the investigation.