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Lockdown lifted at Joint Base Andrews following active shooter report

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U.S. Joint Base Andrews near Washington D.C. is currently on lockdown due to a report of an active shooter.

CAMP SPRINGS, Md.¬†— A lockdown has been lifted at¬†U.S. Joint Base Andrews¬†following¬†a report of an active shooter,¬†the base said on its Twitter account Thursday morning.

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,¬†Andrews said in a comment on its official Facebook page.

All personnel were directed to shelter in place.

“Due to the serious nature of this report, the base is reacting to ensure the safety of all personnel,” Andrews said.

The base tweeted around 10:40 a.m. that the lockdown was lifted.