Law enforcement official: Officials find no active shooter at Joint Base Andrews

UPDATE:

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (AP) – Law enforcement official: Officials find no active shooter at Joint Base Andrews.


Officials say first responders are trying to secure the scene of an active shooter report at a military post near Washington.

Joint Base Andrews, which is about 20 miles outside the nation’s capital and is home to Air Force One, said in a tweet Thursday that the base is reacting to the active shooter report to ensure the safety of all personnel.

It was not immediately clear if any shots were fired or if anyone was wounded.

Meanwhile, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says there is an “unfolding situation” at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland but is providing no further details.

The base tweeted Thursday morning that it was on lockdown after reports of an active shooter.


 Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says there is an “unfolding situation” at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland but is providing no further details.

The base, which is home to Air Force One, tweeted Thursday that the base is on lockdown due to a report of an active shooter.

The tweet instructs all personnel at the base in Washington’s Maryland suburbs to shelter in place and says more information will be released as it comes.

Johnson is testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee. He says he may have to take a break from the hearing as the situation at Andrews develops.


Joint Base Andrews tweets that the base is on lockdown due to a report of an active shooter.

The tweet sent Thursday morning instructs all personnel at the base in Washington’s Maryland suburbs to shelter in place and says more information will be released as it comes.

A second tweet from the base says the incident is ongoing at the Malcolm Grow Medical Facility and first responders are on the scene. It instructs everyone to continue to shelter in place, a precaution meant to keep people safe while remaining indoors.

 

 

 

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