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Congressman Reports Active Shooter Situation From Walter Reed Medical Center

It was a drill, Navy says

Updated 5:51 p.m. | Naval personnel delivered the all clear Tuesday afternoon following reports of an active shooter situation at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

The Navy later confirmed the incident was a drill.

But then another part of the Navy said no it was a false alarm.

Maryland Democratic Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger tweeted earlier from the hospital reporting the situation and saying he was in a conference room with others.

Local media reported Montgomery County police assisted with the reported incident.

A number of Twitter accounts retweeted an all-clear notice from 2015 as the situation remained under investigation by law enforcement and others.

Initial reports came from the basement of building 19, which was cleared first while the facility remained on lockdown, according to Naval Support Activity Bethesda. The agency instructed individuals at the facility and nearby to await its all clear before entering or moving from shelter.

NSAB is charged with operational support of Walter Reed and dozens of other nearby facilities.

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