No shots fired at Navy Yard, official says

large police presence gathers along M Street in Southeast Washington July 2, 2015, after a gunman was reported on the Washington Navy Yard campus. AP PHOTO/ANDREW HARNIK


District of Columbia police say that they’ve completed their search of the building where gunfire was reported at the Washington Navy Yard, but there is no evidence of a shooting and no sign of injuries.

Police say a call was placed from a building inside the naval installation about possible sounds of gunshots about 7:30 a.m. Thursday.

City police along with federal and other agencies worked at the scene. Metropolitan Police said in a statement that they found no evidence of any shooting.

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Despite reports of gunfire, a federal law enforcement official said there were no shots fired at the Washington Navy Yard on Thursday morning.

The official, who has been briefed on the situation, spoke on the condition of anonymity to disclose details of the ongoing investigation.

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WASHINGTON (AP) – A lockdown is underway on the entire Washington Navy Yard campus after a report of shots fired.

A federal official says there were reports of shots fired Thursday morning in the same building where a gunman killed a dozen workers in a rampage two years ago. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity because the official wasn’t authorized to discuss details publicly, says there are no reports of injuries nor has a shooter been identified.

A police and fire department presence begins blocks away, with roads blocked and a helicopter overhead.

In September 2013, military contractor Aaron Alexis killed 12 civilian workers at the Navy Yard’s Building 197 before he was fatally shot by police. The building has since been renamed the Humphreys Building. It reopened this year.

The Navy Yard, in southeast Washington, is the country’s oldest naval installation.

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