The Pentagon confirmed an active shooter at Joint Base Andrews on Thursday, as the base directed its personnel to shelter in place.
A drill scheduled for Thursday morning had been cancelled and the base was calling the situation a “real world threat,” according to Dylan Kuckolls, a senior airman and public information officer at JBA.
Homeland Security Security Jeh Johnson called the incident an “unfolding situation.”
The FBI was actively monitoring the situation.
“There were reports of an active shooter incident on base at Malcolm Grow medical facility at approximately 9 a.m. today, June 30, 2016,” the base reported on its Facebook page. “Personnel on base have been directed 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. First responders are currently on scene to secure the location.”