UPDATE: 2:00 p.m.
(AP) – Police say there’s no evidence of gunshots and no injuries reported after officers searched a 20-story tower at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center outside Washington.
Montgomery County police say a 911 call reporting hearing a single shot inside Building 1, the original hospital on the campus in Bethesda, came from the tower Monday morning.
Police spokeswoman Natasha Plotnikov says police will now bring in dogs to search the building for explosives. She says people are still sheltering in place.
The Navy’s website warns that the campus is on lockdown after a report of an active shooter.
Roads around the facility were closed for hours but are now open. Police and the Navy tweeted that all patient care at the facility has been suspended for the day.
(AP) – Police say they are checking on a report of a single shot fired at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center outside Washington.
Montgomery County police spokeswoman Natasha Plotnikov says a 911 caller reported hearing one shot inside Building 1, the original hospital on the campus in Bethesda, on Monday morning around 11 a.m. She says police are on the scene checking the report.
Local television coverage shows police cars parked by the building and people walking away from the building.
Police tweeted that they have not confirmed the report of a shot, but they are sending additional officers.
Walter Reed officials could not immediately be reached.