Active Shooter Reported At Joint Base Andrews UPDATE: Report Was False Alarm, No Shooter Found

Some are claiming this is a drill. NBC News reports:

Joint Base Andrews in Maryland has been placed on lockdown following a report of an active shooter. The base was placed on lockdown just after 9 a.m. Thursday, officials at the base told News4. News4’s Scott MacFarlane citing sources says the incident is at the Malcolm Grow Medical Facility. First responders are on the scene now. All personnel have been directed to shelter in place. Joint Base Andrews, in Prince George’s County, Maryland, is the home of Air Force One and to other emergency reaction units for the area around the nation’s capital.

— FOX 5 DC (@fox5dc) June 30, 2016

UPDATE: Just a false alarm, folks. Somebody’s gonna get fired.

  • oikos

    Hopefully everyone on the base is fully armed. /s

    • JaniceInToronto

      Damn, you beat me to it.

    • MBear

      Good Guys With Guns!!!
      …oops! 🙂

    • Reginald Thorkinson

      There are actually very tight restrictions on who can carry a firearm on U.S. military bases.

      • oikos

        I think you missed the /s in my comment.

    • PickyPecker
  • Todd

    There should be no fatalities since they have guns there , right ???

  • JW Swift

    Oh, great. Something else to blame on Teh Gheyz.

  • Octavio


    • medaka

      Because guns.

    • Blake Jordan

  • JoeMyGod
    • Todd20036

      It could be a case of someone seeing from the outside what looked like a real situation

      • JoeMyGod

        That’s my gut feeling too.

  • bkmn

    Can we have just one week without one of these? Please?

    • Mark

      Shit…how about one day!?!

    • Romero

      The only way that would have happened is if the republiturd fuck-ups in congress did their fucking jobs and passed common sense gun control!

      • Joe knows who I am.

        This is a small price to pay to enjoy our freedom of entertainment set forth by the founding fathers.

  • Blake Jordan

    Oh look, potentially just another mass shooting on a day ending with y in the USA…

  • JoeMyGod

    If this WAS a just a drill that somehow became national breaking news, multiple heads will roll at the Pentagon.

    • Reginald Thorkinson

      A U.S. Air Force spokesperson at the Defense Department confirmed the “active shooter” lockdown at Andrews.

      “It’s real,” said the Air Force spokesman.

      • JoeMyGod

        The lockdown is real, but whether there’s an actual shooter, nobody seems to know.

        • Reginald Thorkinson

          I’m certainly confused. I hope it’s NOT real, but if a USAF spokesman says of the lockdown, “It’s real,” I take that to mean it’s not part of the drill. I just hope everyone is safe, and if it does turn out that it is part of a drill, I expect that a lot of senior staff are in a whole world of shit right now.

          • David Walker

            Civilian through-and-through here, but I would think that a lockdown could very likely be part of a drill. It would make sense that everyone would be involved. I think of fire drills not just at school but in places I’ve worked. EVERYONE had to evacuate the building. So why not a drill that involved everything at the base? That word got out, however, would be a definite “oops.”

          • Reginald Thorkinson

            Of course, you could be 100% correct. But drills and their associated activities are never to be called three things: “Actual”, ‘Real’, or ‘Real World’. And, for very good reasons of course. I sincerely hope you are correct. But either way, this is a hell of a mess.

          • David Walker


    • Cowman

      FOX5DC is not at the apex of factual news reporting.

      • TominDC


        I haven’t been paying much attention to the local news channels, but they’ve never struck me as being any better/worse than the others.

        • Cowman

          FOX5DC has undergone a transformation over the past year to in my mind a more tabloidesque presentation of news.

  • JoeMyGod

    Just posted to Facebook.

    • Dramphooey

      That’s really bad because you have people saying “it’s just a drill.” The response will be hurt by serious confusion.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        If you wanted to really Fuck Shit Up, the time to do it would be during a scheduled drill.

  • Octavio

    Someone is probably angry that AG Lynch had a half hour chat with Bill Clinton at Sky Harbor in Phoenix last night. So, the logical thing to do is shoot people on a military base.

  • And Kate joins us to suck blisters onto the teat of the NRA in 3…2…1….

    • medaka

      The only time she does join us. Fucking ammosexual.

  • NancyP

    The fact that there are a large number of guns and a large number of knowledgeable gun users increases the likelihood that there would be a shooting incident at the medical center. This could be a service person with a grudge against a doctor, or a wife / girlfriend who works at the medical center. I know that most urban hospitals have had shooting incidents in the past 30 to 40 years, and that now the urban hospitals attempt to have people go through metal detectors – but this would not work if the shooter was a gun-carrying employee (security) or known to security and waved through.

  • MB
    • Todd20036

      THAT. IS. SO. WRONG…

  • MBear

    Note: The previously (80s?) used term of “Going Postal” has now been officially changed to be “Going American”

  • Lazycrockett

    It seems to be a false alarm cause from the live coverage people on base seem to be going about their daily business.

  • Crazy Joe

    Calm down, everything is under control….But maybe not.

  • JoeMyGod

    Oh, yeah. People are gonna get fired.

    • Rebecca Gardner

      Oh Thank Goodness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fired I can deal with. Another whack-job mowing people down with gun I just can’t deal with anymore.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        Once Trump is king, you’ll be allowed to fire employees by a literal firing squad. (But no cigarettes, please. This is a smoke-free workplace!)

    • Lumpy Gaga


    • Todd20036

      Better update this on the front screen JMG.

  • Rebecca Gardner

    The whole world is going insane. I’m really sick and tired of waking up, pretty much every day, and hearing about an active shooter or another massacre. Now one is taking place at a location I have history with. I hope everyone is safe and this is just a drill gone wrong.

    During the Reagan Administration I was in the Civil Air Patrol. I used to visit Andrews AFB every year. It was my favorite trip because it was such a beautiful base. I even got to see the President’s airplane. My favorite story is “Andrews made me kinky.” I had risen to the rank of what would be a Chief Master Sergeant in the USAF and got to stay in the Officers Quarters which was like a hotel. One night, before going to bed, I found a stack of kinky newspapers in the bedside table. They got my heart all a flutter and the rest, as they say, is history.

    Again, I hope everyone is safe right now at a place near and dear to my heart.

  • Stev84

    If only there were some good guys with guns around

  • Ninja0980

    False alarm folks.

  • Tulle Christensen

    Wait, What, have I been wrong all my life calling this place Andrews Air Force Base?

    • TrollopeReader

      “Joint” is the new buzzword …after bases started to be closed and consolidated, and folks decided the services might actually want to work *together* ……

      • Tulle Christensen

        Well if it is a free for all in the main hanger, I say go for it

      • BobSF_94117

        I thought it had something to do with marijuana legalization.

  • Bad Tom

    A real case of infofog.

  • Silver Badger

    Good news. Thanks for the update.

  • James

    Another day, at least one more shooting in the U.S.