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UPDATE: Lockdown at Joint Base Andrews lifted

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UPDATE:  Joint Base Andrews says the "all clear" has been given and the lockdown on the base has been lifted.

The base had Tweeted that it went into lockdown after reports of a shooter earlier this morning.

NBC News says a person mistakenly reported an active shooter during an active shooting drill.


JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (AP) -- 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.

The base was scheduled to do an active shooter exercise, but reports of a real shooter situation have been reported.

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