scorecardresearch
Follow Us:
Wednesday, December 01, 2021

Naval facility in Maryland on lockdown over bomb threat

All personnel at the Naval Support Activity Bethesda facility were ordered to shelter in place after the base received an anonymous phone call saying there was a bomb at or near the site.

By: Reuters | Maryland |
October 20, 2021 10:19:53 pm
File photo of US service members at a ribbon-cutting at the dedication ceremony for the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. (Reuters)

A US Navy facility in Bethesda, Maryland, which houses the famed Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, was on lockdown on Wednesday due to a bomb threat, the military facility posted on Twitter.

All personnel at the Naval Support Activity Bethesda facility were ordered to shelter in place after the base received an anonymous phone call around 8:45 am EDT (1245 GMT) saying there was a bomb at or near the site, the base said.

The base earlier said it was investigating a potential active shooter, but later said there were no indications of one.

In addition to treating members of the armed services, the Walter Reed medical facility is also used by presidents and other senior government officials.

Then-President Donald Trump spent several days at a special suite at Walter Reed last year being treated for COVID-19.

📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines

For all the latest World News, download Indian Express App.

  • Newsguard
  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
  • Newsguard
0 Comment(s) *
* The moderation of comments is automated and not cleared manually by indianexpress.com.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement