CAMP SPRINGS, Md. (WNCN) – Joint Base Andrews, right outside of Washington, was lockdown Wednesday morning after reports of an active shooter, the base said on its official Twitter account.
The all-clear was given later, according to the base on Twitter. The base said there was no active shooter and that there had been miscommunication because of a planned active shooter drive.
“There was a misidentification of the security forces emergency services team who were conducting a routine inspection of the facility,” the base, which houses Air Force One, said on Twitter.
Earlier, the situation sounded urgent as the base had said, “All personnel are directed to shelter in place.”
Details are still coming in, but the base had said there was an “active shooter” on the morning it was scheduled to hold a training exercise.
“It’s real,” an Air Force spokesman told CBS News.
“First responders are on-scene now. All personnel continue to shelter in place,” the base said earlier on Twitter.
On its official Facebook page, the base said, “The base was scheduled to conduct an active shooter exercise, however, reports of a real-world active shooter situation were reported at Malcolm Grow medical facility.”
This story will be updated as more information comes available.