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U.S. Joint Base Andrews locked down after active shooter report

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 01:01

U.S. Joint Base Andrews near Washington, D.C. was placed on lockdown due to a report of an active shooter and personnel were told to shelter in place. Linda So reports.

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K-9 dogs and a heavy police response after reports of an active shooter at U.S. Joint Base Andrews near Washington, D.C. The military base was placed on lockdown and personnel told to shelter in place. The situation unfolded as U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson was testifying before a Senate committee on Capitol Hill. SOUNDBITE: U.S. SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY JEH JOHNSON, SAYING: 9:47:42 "We do have as reflected on the news an unfolding situation at Andrews Air Base which may require that I take a break from this session." Andrews Air Force base is the home of Air Force One, the president's own 747. President Obama was at the base just a day ago when he flew to Canada. Officials at the base says the facility had been scheduled to conduct an active shooter exercise when they received reports of a "real-world active shooter situation." The incident is going on at the Malcolm Grow Medical Facility and first responders are on the scene.

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U.S. Joint Base Andrews locked down after active shooter report

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 01:01