Joint Base Andrews Lifts Lockdown After Report of Man With a Gun

NBC Universal, Inc.

Joint Base Andrews lifted a lockdown at 6 p.m. after a report of a man with a gun near base housing Thursday afternoon.

A white man wearing a purple sweatshirt and black shorts and carrying an apparent AR-15-style rifle was reported about 2:30 p.m., JBA posted on Facebook.

No suspect has been found in a sweep of the base, but an increased security presence remains as housing is checked door-to-door.

No deaths or injuries have been reported, and no shots were fired, according to JBA.

Parents were released to pick up their children at 5 p.m., and people on the east side of the base were released at 5:30 p.m.

People were told to stay away from base housing and shelter in place during the lockdown.


Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia local news, events and information

How to stay cool and safe as a heat wave hits the DC area

Food 4 Families: How to donate — and how to find help

Stay with News4 for developments.

Contact Us