Witnesses at Joint Base Andrews near Washington, DC, said they were cordoned off as security forces investigated reports of a gunman near the gate. Few details are currently available.
The event started around 9 p.m. On Sunday, two men, one of whom is believed to be armed, got out of an SUV and walked through the JBA security gate. It is unclear what, if anything, caused the incident.
According to NPR reporter Scott Detrow, there were no reports of an active shooter and no indication of shooting at any time, but the base was cordoned off as a precaution.
“Because of this situation, another reporter and I were sitting on a shuttle that was being detained,” NPR reporter Scott Detrow said. “The shuttle that was picked up at the terminal was blocked by guards. Journalists. They searched our van with guns.
Joint Base Andrews, in Prince George’s County, Maryland, is the base for several aircraft used by the President of the United States. President Biden was not at the scene when the incident began, and Vice President Kamala Harris had already departed on Marine Two.
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