US: Andrews Air force base on lockdown after reports of active shooter
30 June 2016,
New Delhi: The Andrews Air force base in Washington was locked down on Thursday morning due to report of an active shooter. The incident was going on at the Malcolm Grow Medical Facility. The base, located nearby in suburban Maryland, tweeted shortly after 9 a.m. that all personnel should shelter in place as it worked to provide more information.
The shooter was barricaded on the third floor of the medical centre, according to a reporter for the military newspaper Stars and Stripes.
“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,” the base tweeted.
US joint base Andrews in Maryland says that “the base is reacting to ensure safety of all personnel, first responders currently on scene”