Andrews Airforce base in Washington is currently on lockdown due to report of an active shooter, according to initial reports. Joint Base Andrews had planned a drill today. It is unclear if the shooter is related to the drill.
Homeland Secretary Jeh Johnson said ‘Unfolding situation’ at Andrews Air Force Base. Joint Base Andrews tweets that the base is on lockdown due to a report of an active shooter.
US joint base Andrews in Maryland says that “the base is reacting to ensure safety of all personnel, first responders currently on scene”.
#WATCH Visuals from US joint base Andrews in Maryland where an active shooter is confirmed, via ANI’s FB Live feed: https://t.co/0N8gs4T6ml
— ANI (@ANI_news) June 30, 2016
Joint Base Andrews is located about 20 miles outside of Washington, hosts aircraft used by President Obama.
The incident is ongoing at the Malcolm Grow Medical Facility.
Here are the LIVE updates: (IST)
8:21 pm: No active shooter at the airbase, says officials.
8:04 pm: Law enforcement official: Officials find no active shooter at Joint Base Andrews.
7:58 pm: Emergency vehicles with lights on but no sirens are in the area of Joint Base Andrews.
7:40 pm: Due to the serious nature of this report, the base is reacting to ensure the safety of all personnel: Joint Andrews Base
The base was scheduled to conduct an active shooter exercise, however, reports of a real-world active shooter situation were reported.
— Joint Base Andrews (@JBA_NAFW) June 30, 2016
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