US Joint Base Andrews outside Washington, the home base of the presidential plane Air Force One, was placed on lockdown Thursday amid reports of a shooter, the military facility said on Twitter.
JBA is currently on lockdown due to a report of an active shooter. All personnel are directed to shelter in place. More info as it comes.— Joint Base Andrews (@JBA_NAFW) June 30, 2016
The incident is ongoing at the Malcolm Grow Medical Facility. First responders are on-scene now. All personnel continue to shelter in place— Joint Base Andrews (@JBA_NAFW) June 30, 2016
There were reports of an active shooter incident on base at Malcolm Grow medical facility at approximately 9 a.m. today, June 30, 2016.— Joint Base Andrews (@JBA_NAFW) June 30, 2016
The base was scheduled to conduct an active shooter exercise, however, reports of a real-world active shooter situation were reported.— Joint Base Andrews (@JBA_NAFW) June 30, 2016
On Capitol Hill, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told lawmakers there was an "unfolding situation" at the base, adding he might need to take a break in his testimony to address the situation.
Joint Base Andrews, located in Maryland, is home to thousands of military personnel and their families. US President Barack Obama regularly plays golf on the base.
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