Joint Base Andrews is on lockdown due to reports of an active shooter.
JBA announced on its Twitter account on Thursday morning that “the incident is ongoing” at the Malcolm Grow Medical Facility, located in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C.
The base said first responders are on-scene now. All personnel are ordered 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,” JBA posted on its Facebook page.
“We are responding to a real world report of an active shooter. We take this types of reports seriously and are responding accordingly to ensure the safety of those on base,” wrote in a follow-up comment to the original Facebook post.