JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (AP) -- Officials say they have found no active shooter at Joint Base Andrews in Mayrland, despite initial reports that there was one.
"All Clear." The lock down on base has been lifted— Joint Base Andrews (@JBA_NAFW) June 30, 2016
The base was initially placed on lockdown, according to the base's Twitter account.
The Associated Press was reporting that Homeland Secretary Jeh Johnson said there was an "unfolding situation" at Andrews Air Force Base. Johnson is testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee. He said he may have to take a break from the hearing as the situation at Andrews develops.
An employee at a medical facility at the base said an active-shooter drill had been planned, but officials later told workers it was a "real-world" situation. Rodney Smith is a patient advocate at the military post's medical facility. He said Thursday that he was on lockdown and didn't have any more information.
Smith said by phone: "First it was an active-shooter exercise. Then it came back 'real world."'
The base is the home of Air Force One, the aircraft that carries the President.
Emergency vehicles with lights on but no sirens could be seen on the base, according to the Associated Press.
At least three people in camouflage and helmets could be seen walking working dogs around the three-story medical building at Joint Base Andrews.
Around 10:15 a.m., a few people could be seen walking out of the building, including a person being wheeled in a wheelchair.
Helicopters hovered overhead, but it is unclear if they are news or military helicopters.
Tweets from earlier today:
JBA is currently on lockdown due to a report of an active shooter. All personnel are directed to shelter in place. More info as it comes.— Joint Base Andrews (@JBA_NAFW) June 30, 2016
The incident is ongoing at the Malcolm Grow Medical Facility. First responders are on-scene now. All personnel continue to shelter in place— Joint Base Andrews (@JBA_NAFW) June 30, 2016
There were reports of an active shooter incident on base at Malcolm Grow medical facility at approximately 9 a.m. today, June 30, 2016.— Joint Base Andrews (@JBA_NAFW) June 30, 2016
Personnel on base have been directed to shelter in place.— Joint Base Andrews (@JBA_NAFW) June 30, 2016
The base was scheduled to conduct an active shooter exercise, however, reports of a real-world active shooter situation were reported.— Joint Base Andrews (@JBA_NAFW) June 30, 2016
First responders are currently on scene to secure the location.— Joint Base Andrews (@JBA_NAFW) June 30, 2016
Due to the serious nature of this report, the base is reacting to ensure the safety of all personnel.— Joint Base Andrews (@JBA_NAFW) June 30, 2016
More information will be released as it becomes available.— Joint Base Andrews (@JBA_NAFW) June 30, 2016
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