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No active shooter at Washington airbase, say officials

Homeland Secretary Jeh Johnson said 'Unfolding situation' at Andrews Air Force Base.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 22, 2016 10:11:10 am
Washington, Andrews airbase, US airbase shooting, US airbase shooter, US airbase Joint Base Andrews is located about 20 miles outside of Washington, hosts aircraft used by President Obama. (Source: Google Maps)

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”.

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

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