JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. — Joint Base Andrews is all clear after a lockdown Thursday morning amid confusion during an active shooter drill, according to a law enforcement official.
Andrews, located in suburban Washington, is home to Air Force One. Vice President Joe Biden’s pre-scheduled trip to Ohio was delayed by the reports, according to a spokesman.
“(He) was scheduled to depart JBA this morning, but is holding at the Naval Observatory,” the spokesman said.
Neither the Washington nor Baltimore field offices of the FBI responded to the situation at Joint Base Andrews. According to a public information officer in the Washington office, the reason for this is because of the confusion over reports of a drill or an actual incident.
The FBI field offices let security on Joint Base Andrews sort out the confusion.
The base said the incident happened at the Malcolm Grow Medical Facility.
FOX 5 in Washington said there was an active shooter exercise scheduled for Thursday, but reports of a real-world active shooter situation were reported at 9 a.m.
“We are reacting to a report of a real world active shooter,” Public Affairs told FOX 5. “The call occurred during an exercise. Because the report came in as a real active shooter we have to respond accordingly. We are treating as if it is and no further information at this time.”