LITTLE ROCK — A man who allegedly tried to gain unauthorized access to the Little Rock Air Force Base in Jacksonville on Monday morning was shot and taken to a Little Rock hospital, base officials said.

LITTLE ROCK — A man who allegedly tried to gain unauthorized access to the Little Rock Air Force Base in Jacksonville on Monday morning was shot and taken to a Little Rock hospital, base officials said.


The man, whose name officials did not immediately release, was in critical condition at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences on Monday afternoon.


Officials said the man was armed during the incident and was taken into custody.


A bystander was taken to North Metro Metro Medical Center in Jacksonville for unrelated medical care and was released, officials said.


The base was locked down after the incident at about 9:15 a.m., but by 12:45 p.m. the lockdown had been lifted. Base officials, Jacksonville police, the Air Force Office of Special Investigation and the FBI were investigating.


FBI and Jacksonville police spokespeople said Monday afternoon they believed there was no continuing threat at the base, which is home to the Air Force’s 19th Airlift Wing.


The spokespeople also said they did not immediately know whether there was any connection between Monday’s incident and an incident Sunday in which a shotgun was found in a taxi cab parked at the base.


According to a Jacksonville police report, Cartton Conway, 29, of Little Rock, a driver for Yellow Cab, parked a cab at the base at about 5:45 p.m. Sunday and asked a sergeant at the base if he would be held responsible if something were found in the vehicle. Base personnel then searched the vehicle and found a Winchester shotgun with an apparently shortened barrel concealed in a black hooded sweatshirt in the trunk.


Jacksonville police arrested Conway on suspicion of criminal use of a prohibited weapon, a felony.