CBS News reports that Joint Base Andrews, near Washington, D.C., was placed under lockdown following a Thursday afternoon report of an intruder.
According to CBS News:
Joint Base Andrews was put on lockdown Thursday afternoon, “after an individual with an armed weapon was reported near the base housing,” according to a news release. The base is located in Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C.
Joint Base Andrews is the place where President Joe Biden loads and debarks from Air Force One. However, he did not travel Thursday and has no plans to. The base confirmed on Twitter, despite earlier reports that there was no active shooter threat.
Joint Base Andrews stated in a statement that there is no active shooter because no shots were fired. “There have been no deaths or injuries reported.”
It is not clear yet if anyone is currently in custody.
It was also reported that incidents have occurred at the base in the past two years. In 2022, an intruder broke into the base and a resident opened fire. Then, in 2021, authorities took a man into custody for entering one of the aircraft at the base that was used by high-ranking government officials, including President Barack Obama.
This is a breaking news report. We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.