Breaking News!!: Washington, DC: Reports of a shooting at a Navy Yard.
Authorities are on scene at Navy Yard in Washington, District of Columbia for a report of a shooting at around 8:00am ET on Thursday, July 2nd, 2015.
It is is not clear where on the Navy Yard campus the shooting took place, but many local news reports are reporting that the building involve is Navy Yard’s Building 197, which in September 2013, military contractor Aaron Alexis killed 12 civilian workers at the Navy Yard’s Building 197 before he was fatally shot by authorities.
Navy Spokesman Petty Officer 1st Class Pedro Rodriguez has confirmed the Navy Yard is on lockdown and employees have been told to shelter in place.
The United States Navy tweeted on Twitter, “#NavyYard lockdown remains. More to follow. @NavalDistWash @CNICHQ”.
Many law enforcement personnel from Metropolitan Police Department, SWAT Teams, and United States Park Police Department are responding and searching the area.
Navy Spokesman and Washington D.C. Fire Department is reporting that there has been no injuries, no deaths, and no shooter found yet.
South Capitol Street SE from M Street to I Street SE and 11th Street SE from M Street to Virginia Avenue SE are closed due to the large police response.
Metro Transit Police confirm Metro is not affected at this time.
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Washington, District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser tweeted on Twitter, “Monitoring reports of an incident at Navy Yard. Will provide updates.”
The Navy Yard, in southeast Washington, District of Columbia, is the country’s oldest naval installation.
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