Home Base Of ‘Air Force One’ On Lockdown Due To Active Shooter Report

Another active shooter is being reported, this time just on the outskirts of Washington D.C. I wonder how Obama and his administration will spin this if it turns out to be another jihadists, but only time will tell.
According to RT:
US military Joint Base Andrews, just outside of Washington, DC, has been put on lockdown due to an active shooter reportedly barricaded inside the medical center. A “shelter in place” order is in effect.

Known as “America’s airfield,” Andrews is the home base of Air Force One, the airplane used by US presidents. It is located in Maryland, four miles southeast of Washington, DC.

Vice-President Joe Biden was supposed to fly out of Andrews at noon on Thursday, for a visit to Ohio.

The incident is apparently unfolding at the Malcolm Grow Medical Facility, the base authorities confirmed.

The shooter is barricaded on the third floor of the medical center, according to a reporter for the military newspaper Stars and Stripes.

Another report also said the situation was unfolding at the medical center, citing the Air Force.

There appeared to be some confusion whether the situation was real or part of an exercise scheduled for today. Base officials are saying the call came during an exercise, but the report is real.

“We are reacting to a report of a real world active shooter,” a spokesperson for the base told WTTG. “The call occurred during an exercise. Because the report came in as a real active shooter we have to respond accordingly. We are treating as if it is and no further information at this time.”

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson referred to an “unfolding situation” at Andrews in his Senate hearing.

The most recent active shooter situation on an airbase was in April, when two Air Force members were killed in a murder-suicide at Lackland AFB in Texas.


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