Joint Base Andrews on Lockdown After Reports of Active Shooter (UPDATED)


Reports from Andrews Air Force Base in Camp Springs, Maryland indicate that an active shooter situation is unfolding and that the base is currently on lockdown.

Joint Base Andrews is the home of Air Force One; first responders are on the scene at the Malcolm Grow Medical Center. According to NBC 4 Washington, the Air Force base was put on lockdown shortly after 9 a.m. ET Thursday morning.

Officials indicated that the base was preparing for an active shooting drill this morning that quickly escalated into a threatening situation:

There are been no official reports from the Pentagon that actual shots have been fired. Army Maj. Jamie Davis of the Pentagon said however, “That doesn’t mean there has or hasn’t been any shots… as of now, we have not seen any reports either from Andrews or anybody else… of shots fired.”

Six weeks ago, the main gate at Joint Base Andrews was placed on lockdown when a woman wandered onto the base claiming she had a bomb. Although no explosives were found, emergency responders arrived on the scene and the woman was promptly arrested.

This story is developing and we will update as more info becomes available.

UPDATE — 10:27 a.m. ET: CNN’s Evan Perez has reported that the “all clear” has been given at Joint Base Andrews, and that there are no active shooters at this time.

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