Active shooter, LOCKDOWN at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland reported as ‘real world threat’

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UPDATE: The lockdown has been lifted, and an all clear given, at Joint Base Andrews after reports of an active shooter Thursday morning.

NBC News’ Pete Williams reported that the lockdown was the result of confusion over a scheduled active shooter drill that was misinterpreted.

“There were two personal walking across the base carrying rifles…someone in the medical center on the third floor looking out the window saw that and phoned in that there was a shooter on the base,” Williams said.

Original report:

An active shooter has been reported at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, the Pentagon confirmed Thursday.

A scheduled drill for Thursday was cancelled and the base was put on lockdown. Dylan Kuckolls, a senior airman and public information officer, called it a “real world threat,” Fox News reported.

“There were reports of an active shooter incident on base at Malcolm Grow medical facility at approximately 9 a.m. today, June 30, 2016,” JBA said on its Facebook page. “Personnel on base have been directed to shelter in place.

“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. First responders are currently on scene to secure the location.”

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