Military post: Lockdown lifted at Joint Base Andrews except for medical facility where active shooter was reported

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CAMP SPRINGS, Md. — It’s looking like a false alarm. A law enforcement official says no active shooter was found at Joint Base Andrews in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC. The base was put on lockdown this morning after an active shooter was reported. An active shooter exercise had been planned, but officials say reports of a real-world active shooter came in.

Joint Base Andrews in Camp Springs, Md., was put on lockdown Thursday morning after a report of an active shooting, according to the base’s twitter account.

An employee at a medical facility at Joint Base Andrews outside Washington says an active-shooter drill had been planned, but officials later told workers it was a “real-world” situation.

Rodney Smith is a patient advocate at the military post’s medical facility. He said Thursday that he was on lockdown and didn’t have any more information.

Smith said by phone: “First it was an active-shooter exercise. Then it came back ‘real world.'”

Smith 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.

Tweets from the base instructed all personnel at the base in Washington’s Maryland suburbs to shelter in place and said more information will be released as it comes.

The “all clear” expect for the Malcolm Grow Medical Facility was given at 9:41 a.m.

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