UPDATE 9:53 a.m. EST – Multiple news agencies have reported that the “all clear” has been given at the Navy Yard; no suspects or victims were found. According to the Associated Press, “Navy security saw surveillance video of two people jumping the fence in the vicinity of the building a couple of minutes before the first report of gunfire,” prompting the alarm.
ORIGINAL POST: An active shooter was reported to be on the loose at the U.S. Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., the site of a 2013 mass shooting that left a dozen dead. The reports have not been confirmed by authorities.
Employees at the military installation were advised to shelter in place while authorities responded; streets around the Yard were being blocked by police:
#BREAKING: @NavalDistWashington Navy Yard on lockdown/shelter in place. No incident can be confirmed as of yet. More to follow.
— U.S. Navy (@USNavy) July 2, 2015
— PJ Elliott (@PJElliottRadio) July 2, 2015
Another pic from Navy Yard. pic.twitter.com/CSNKpvgTpC
— Peter Hermann (@phscoop) July 2, 2015
No casualties were immediately reported. Secret Service and Homeland Security were reportedly responded to the incident. D.C. was already on high alert due to terrorist warnings ahead of the holiday weekend.
UPDATE 9:04 a.m. EST – Reports from the scene indicate that there may never have been a shooter:
Navy Yard tells me all indications are no shooting. Police are still inside slowly making sure. But no victims found, no gunman seen
— John Domen (@JDonWNEW) July 2, 2015
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