WASHINGTON — Multiple witnesses reported an active shooter at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Tuesday.
Fox news now reporting “active shooter situation” was a drill….
“Reports of an active shooter at Walter Reed military hospital in Bethesda, Maryland on Tuesday were confirmed to be a drill, officials said.
Army Lt. Col. Audricia Harris, a Pentagon spokeswoman, told Fox News there is no active shooter at the medical center.”
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The facility was placed on lockdown.
U.S. Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger tweeted, “I am currently at Walter Reed Medical in Bethesda where we’ve been told there is an active shooter. I am currently safe in a conference room w/ approx 40 others.”
I am currently at Walter Reed Medical in Bethesda where we’ve been told there is an active shooter. I am currently safe in a conference room w/ approx 40 others.
— Dutch Ruppersberger (@Call_Me_Dutch) November 27, 2018
Active Shooter at my job. Walter Reed Hospital. pic.twitter.com/ee3fXlqO6K
— A’Jada 🧡 (@nattyby__nature) November 27, 2018
Officers — some dressed in SWAT gear — were responding to the scene and clearing buildings room-by-room.
Inside Walter Reed right now after the active shooter announcement. Was looking on Twitter for news and it’s filled with people questioning the safety of their loved ones. Building 19 in lockdown. Haven’t heard any shots. Multiple agencies responding. Hopefully false alarm. pic.twitter.com/xNDKyEuN56
— Lindsey Migliore, DO (@DrMigliore) November 27, 2018