Active shooter drill at Joint Base Andrews causes confusion

Joint Base Andrews under lockdown after report of active shooter
Joint Base Andrews under lockdown after report of active shooter (NBC Washington)

CAMP SPRINGS, MD (WFLA) – Joint Base Andrews in Maryland was thrown into chaos Thursday morning after a person mistakenly reported an active shooter during an active shooting drill, according to NBC News. 

The base was placed on lockdown shortly after 9 a.m. Thursday while officials searched the Malcolm Grow Medical Clinic to ensure there was no active gunman.

There was a scheduled plan active shooter exercise on the base this morning. A few minutes after the exercise, an individual reported seeing two men carrying large guns – prompting the lockdown.

After a complete search of the area, law enforcement officials say they found no gunman.

In May, Joint Base Andrews was placed on lockdown after a woman walked up the base saying she had a bomb strapped to her. Officials found no explosives, and the woman was apprehended.

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