No active shooter; Confusion over drill locks down Joint Base Andrews

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (AP) – An all clear has been given after officials determine there is no active shooter at a medical facility at Joint Base Andrews outside Washington.

Reports say confusion over the drill led to the lockdown.

Rodney Smith is a patient advocate at the military post’s medical facility. He 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.

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9:50 a.m.

Joint Base Andrews tweets that the base is on lockdown due to a report of an active shooter.

The tweet sent Thursday morning instructs all personnel at the base in Washington’s Maryland suburbs to shelter in place and says more information will be released as it comes.

A second tweet from the base says the incident is ongoing at the Malcolm Grow Medical Facility and first responders are on the scene. It instructs everyone to continue to shelter in place, a precaution meant to keep people safe while remaining indoors.

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