CBS News is reporting that Joint Base Andrews near Washington, D.C., has been placed on lockdown after a report Thursday afternoon of an armed intruder, via a breaking news update.
Joint Base Andrews was placed on lockdown Thursday afternoon “after an armed individual was reported near base housing,” the base said in a news release. The base is just outside of Washington, D.C., in Maryland.
Joint Base Andrews is where the president loads and disembarks from Air Force One, although President Joe Biden did not travel and had no plans to travel on Thursday. Despite some earlier reports, the base clarified on Twitter that there is no active shooter threat.
“There is not an active shooter as no shots have been fired,” Joint Base Andrews said in a statement. “There are no reported injuries or deaths.”
It’s not yet clear if anyone is in custody.
The report also noted that there have also been previous incidents at the base over the past two years. In 2022, “an intruder breached the base, and a resident opened fire on the trespasser.” Then in 2021, “authorities took a man into custody who was accused of entering one of the planes on the base used by senior government officials, including the president.”
As this is a breaking report, RedState will provide further updates as they become available.
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