US Andrews base lockdown lifted due to “miscommunicated” report

WASHINGTON, June 30 (KUNA) — An “All Clear” was announced by Joint Base Andrews on Thursday with an earlier lock down lifted after “miscommunicated” reports of a shooter.
“The incident that occurred this morning has been cleared as of 10:40 am (local time). First responders determined there was no threat,” the base said in a statement.
A military shooting exercise on the base, located in a Maryland suburb of Washington DC, had apparently been mistaken for a real-life shooting.
“We take all threats seriously and reacted to ensure the security of those on the base,” said Col. Brad Hoagland, a senior JBA commander.
“Fortunately, this was not a life-threatening situation,” he added. (pickup previous) sd.ajs