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Joint Base Andrews on lockdown over reports of armed individual

Authorities are currently searching for the individual.

Published: March 30, 2023 4:37pm

Joint Base Andrews in Maryland is on lockdown following reports of an armed individual near base housing.

"Lockdown! An Armed individual has been reported near base housing. Stay away from base housing. Initiate Lockdown Procedures!" read a post from the base's Facebook page. "Individual is a white male, wearing a purple sweatshirt, black shorts, carrying a ar-15 style rifle with no orange tip."

A spokesperson for the base said no shots have been fired and there are no known casualties, according to the Associated Press. The base is home to Air Force One.

Authorities are currently searching for the individual.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on Twitter.

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