“LOCKDOWN LOCKDOWN LOCKDOWN,” announced the base Anacostia-Bolling joint military base in Washington, D.C. at 12:37 p.m. ET.
A D.C. police spokesperson said that the department received a phone call regarding gunshots being heard at a location east of the base.
“If you encounter the individual and have a safe route, RUN. If you do not have a safe route to run, HIDE. Barricade your door, turn off the lights and your cell phone ringer, and remain silent. If you are hiding, prepare to FIGHT,” the announcement said.
The individual suspected to be armed and dangerous was initially described as a Black male “carrying a Gucci bag,” although police could only verify that the individual is male. Later, police said to be on the lookout for two separate individuals.
At the time of writing, no victims have yet been identified. Check here for updates.