Shooter Reported, Washington Navy Yard on Lockdown


Washington: The Washington Navy Yard was on lockdown after a report of a shooter Thursday as police blocked off streets and began a building-by-building search at the facility, authorities said.

The call came in about 7:40 a.m. and police immediately flooded the area, the scene of a 2013 shooting that left a dozen people dead. Few details were immediately available on the latest report.

The U.S. Navy retweeted a message from its Washington district office saying “no incident can be confirmed as of yet.” The military installation was the site of a 2013 shooting in which a lone gunman shot and killed 12 workers and injured three others.

D.C. Police have closed streets near the scene in the 600 block of M Street in Southeast. The road was shut down from South Capitol to 11th Street. Two police helicopters and a plane circled above the site.