BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — The Latest on reports of an active shooter at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (all times local):
The U.S. Navy says a mistake using a mass notification system led to reports of an active shooter at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
A statement released Tuesday evening says that while preparing for an upcoming drill at Naval Support Activity Bethesda, the notification system was inadvertently activated without the words “exercise” or “drill.”
Officials have given the all clear after reports of an active shooter at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center outside Washington.
Naval Support Activity Bethesda tweeted Tuesday afternoon that no shooter had been found and personnel could move about the Maryland base freely.
NSAB had tweeted earlier in the afternoon that an active shooter had been reported in the basement of one of the buildings on that base. Security found “no indication” of an active shooter after clearing the area.
Police in Maryland say they’re investigating a possible report of an active shooter at the Walter Reed hospital outside Washington.
Montgomery County Police officer Rick Goodale says police were called to the scene Tuesday just after 2:20 p.m.
In a tweet, U.S. Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger of Maryland says he and about 40 other people are in a conference room at the hospital.