UPDATE: ALL CLEAR for Shots Reported at Washington Navy Yard, But No Casualties, No Evidence of Shots Fired

An official says shots have been reported in a building on the Washington Navy Yard campus. Navy spokesman Petty Officer 1st Class Pedro Rodriguez says a lockdown is underway

UPDATE: All clear; false alarm.

The National Military Command Center confirmed reports that shots were fired at the Washington Navy Yard. U.S. Park Police, other police agencies, and firefighter/paramedics are on the scene and in staging blocks away from the Navy Yards.

Roads were immediately blocked off and at least one helicopter was patrolling over the scene. Washington Navy Yard is on the Anacostia River about a half mile southeast of the U.S. Capitol, and just east of Nationals Park — home to the Washington Nationals.

The incident occurred as federal agencies recently sent out warnings to police departments about non-specific threats nationwide, and as the FBI established command centers around the country to monitor any potential terrorist threats around the July 4 weekend.

On Wednesday, ISIS released a map of command centers at 56 field offices in the United States.

The Washington Navy Yard is the same site where a lone gunman and civilian contractor Aaron Alexis was killed in a gunfight with police after he killed 12 people on September 16 2013.


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