Active shooter situation at Joint Base Andrews was false alarm

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Update (10:35 a.m.) — The all clear has been sounded at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland after a lockdown over a report of an active shooter that turned out to be a false alarm. A base spokesman says a report of a real shooter came in during an active shooter drill. The Pentagon says there are no reports of shots fired.

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JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. — 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.

An active shooter drill was scheduled at the facility Thursday morning. However, there were reports of an actual shooter at Malcolm Grow Medical Facility. First responders were working to secure the location and investigate.

“Due to the serious nature of this report, the base is reacting to ensure the safety of all personnel,” according to a post on the base’s Facebook page.