Official: No active shooter at Joint Base Andrews

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JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (AP) – A law enforcement official says no active shooter was found at a military post outside Washington.

The law enforcement official was not authorized to discuss the matter by name and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Joint Base Andrews had been placed on lockdown Thursday morning after an active shooter was reported. The base is home to Air Force One and is about 20 miles from Washington.

An active shooter exercise had also been planned at the base, but officials said the situation became “real world.”

The situation unfolded at a medical facility on the post. Joint Base Andrews issued a tweet telling all personnel at the base in Washington’s Maryland suburbs to shelter in place.

Joint Base Andrews posted this message to Facebook:

There were reports of an active shooter incident on base at Malcolm Grow medical facility at approximately 9 a.m. today, June 30, 2016.
Personnel on base have been directed to shelter in place.

The base was scheduled to conduct an active shooter exercise, however, reports of a real-world active shooter situation were reported at Malcolm Grow medical facility.
First responders are currently on scene to secure the location.

Due to the serious nature of this report, the base is reacting to ensure the safety of all personnel.

More information will be released as it becomes available.