UPDATE: Lockdown at Joint Base Andrews lifted after ‘no suspect was found.’
Officials have placed Joint Base Andrews near Washington, D.C., on lockdown after reports of active shooter near base housing.
‘An armed individual has been reported near base housing. Stay away from base housing. Initiate Lockdown Procedures,’ the message said.
According to the message posted by Joint Base Andrews’ Facebook page: ‘Individual is a white male, wearing a purple sweatshirt, black shorts, carrying a ar-15 style rifle with no orange tip.’
‘If you see any people out moving, call 9-1-1 and that will connect you with Base Law Enforcement. Security Forces foot and mobile patrols are out looking for the suspect.’
Joint Base Andrews is located in Maryland’s Prince George’s County and is the home base for several planes used by senior government officials, including the president.