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Joint Base Andrews on lockdown after reports of armed man [UPDATED]

Joint Base Andrews active shooter

According to reports, Joint Base Andrews near Washington, D.C. has been placed on lockdown while security forces investigate reports of an armed individual at the military base.

Guards stopped a shuttle of reporters at the base where Air Force One takes off, according to local reporters on the scene.

According to NPR White House correspondent Scott Detrow, the base was placed on lockdown “due to reports of an active shooter.”

However, according to NBC Washington reporter, authorities are on the lookout for an armed intruder at the military base, there is no shooting incident and neither an active shooter situation.

Source: Twitter (Scott Detrow)

“The soldier who searched tells us this is a confirmed armed individual but no shots fired,” wrote Detrow.

“But again this is from someone who just came on our shuttle, not an official statement.”

According to Zeke Miller, an Associated Press White House reporter, all Cabinet members have been declared safe or have left the base.

Scott Detrow, the NPR reporter, posted all the important information of the security incident at Joint Base Andrews in a new update:

Joint Base Andrews is located in Prince George’s County, Maryland, and serves as the home base for several planes used by the President of the United States. President Biden was not at the facility when the incident occurred, and Vice President Kamala Harris had already left on Marine Two.

UPDATE 10:58 ET: Joint Base Andrews post updates on the situation

“At approximately 9 p.m. today, one vehicle drove through the security checkpoint and failed to adhere to commands of security personnel at the Main Gate on Joint Base Andrews, Maryland.

The 316th Security Forces Group immediately deployed the barriers and stopped the vehicle. Two individuals fled the vehicle, and one was apprehended by 316th SFG. One individual remains at large.

We can confirm that the individual who was apprehended had a weapon, but no shots have been fired.

There is not an active shooter situation at Joint Base Andrews; however, the intruder’s whereabouts are currently unknown.

We will post updates to this page as more details are confirmed.

The main gate remains closed at this time. Base traffic is being diverted to the Virginia Gate.”

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