Fox News – No active shooter was found at Joint Base Andrews, law enforcement officials said Thursday, and a lockdown on the base was lifted a little more than an hour after it began.
Reports surfaced after an active shooter drill scheduled for Thursday morning was canceled and the base was notified of a “real world threat.”
“There were reports of an active shooter incident on base at Malcolm Grow medical facility at approximately 9 a.m. today, June 30, 2016,” the base reported on its Facebook page. “Personnel on base have been directed to shelter in place.
The supposed intruder was alleged to be at Malcolm Grow Medical Facility and first responders immediately went to the scene to secure the location, the base said. A JBA spokesperson said it was not known where the report of an “active shooter” originated.
Rodney Smith, a patient advocate at the military post’s medical facility, said the situation was unfolding at the newer of two buildings at the Malcolm Grow Medical Facility on the base. He was in the older building.
JBA is located in Prince George’s County, Maryland. The base is located about 15 miles from the White House and is where Air Force One is parked.
Fox News’ Lucas Tomlinson and The Associated Press contributed to this report.