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No active shooter or shots fired at Joint Base Andrews

Police ask to stay away from the area.



Updated: There is no active shooter as there been no shots fire on base.

At around 2:30 pm, JBA went on lockdown after armed individual was reported near base housing.

There is NO active shooter; NO shots have been fired.

No injuries or deaths reported. Incident is ongoing.


JBA leadership has directed limited release from lockdown. There was no suspect found as described in the initial call to alert Security Forces.

Security Forces has swept the base and will continue to go door-to-door at Base Housing. Out of an abundance of caution, there remains an increased Security Forces presence on base.

At 5 p.m., individuals with children in the Imagine Andrews School, CDC, Youth Center, and patients were released to pick up their children.

At 5:30 p.m., individuals on the East Side of base are released.


At 6 p.m., lockdown will be lifted and all personnel are released to depart base.

This incident remains under investigation with law enforcement.

According to authorities, Joint Base Andrews, which houses Air Force One and is considered one of the most sensitive military bases in the United States, has been placed on lockdown due to reports of a man carrying an “assault-style” rifle on Thursday.

The individual was reportedly seen near the base’s housing area, and while no shots have been fired and there are no immediate reports of injuries, the situation remains unclear.


Joint Base Andrews, located a few miles outside of Washington, D.C., is home to the presidential fleet of blue and white aircraft, including Air Force One, as well as the “doomsday” 747 aircraft, which can function as the country’s airborne nuclear command and control centers in case of emergency.

In the previous month, there was an instance of an intruder entering the base and managing to access a portion of the housing complex.

The trespasser was fired upon by a resident.

Additionally, in February 2021, a man was able to bypass the military checkpoint and make his way through multiple fenced secure areas to reach the flight line and climb into a C-40, which is the military’s equivalent to the 737 aircraft and is typically used to transport government officials.


“Security Forces foot and mobile patrols are out looking for the suspect,” the Facebook post read.

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