Time Plus News

Breaking News, Latest News, World News, Headlines and Videos

Joint Base Andrews on lockdown amid reports of an armed intruder

Joint Base Andrews was placed on lockdown Thursday afternoon “after a report of an armed person near base housing,” the base said in a news release. The base is just outside of Washington, DC, Maryland.

Joint Base Andrews is where the president loads and disembarks from Air Force One, although President Joe Biden has not traveled and had no plans to travel Thursday. Despite some earlier reports, Bass clarified on Twitter that there is no active shooter threat.

“There is no active shooter as no shots were fired,” Joint Base Andrews said in a statement. “There were no reports of injuries or deaths.”

It is not yet clear if anyone is in custody.

Joint Base Andrews is home to the presidential fleet, and is where top government officials fly for both domestic and international travel. Many of the kidnapped Americans, like the American hostages in Iran in 1981, were also the first to set foot on American soil.

It was not the first intruder to breach the grounds of Joint Base Andrews in recent years.

In 2021Authorities took into custody a man accused of trespassing on a plane at the base used by senior government officials, including the president.

In February this yearAn intruder breaches the base, and a resident opens fire on the intruder.

The history of Andrews Air Force Base stretches back to the Civil War. But Andrews Air Force Base and Naval Air Facility Washington became a joint base in October 2009 during the Obama administration.

— Eli Watson contributed to this report.

Trending news

Catherine Watson


Thanks for reading CBS News.

Create your free account or login
For more features.

Source link