BREAKING: Maryland military base that houses Walter Reed Medical Center is on lockdown after receiving bomb threat
- Naval Support Activity Bethesda in Maryland is on lockdown as officials investigate a bomb threat
- Bomb threat was anonymously called it at the base at 8.45am
- The military base is home to Walter Reed National Medical Center
- K-9 units are in the process of clearing buildings at the hospital; all patients’ appointments cancelled
Naval Support Activity Bethesda officials tweeted that as of 10.49am, the lockdown remained in place as K-9 teams were in the process of clearing the buildings at the military hospital.
According to the naval installation, at around 8.45am, officials got a call from an ‘anonymous source,’ saying there is a bomb threat at or near Building 10.
Naval Support Activity Bethesda in Maryland is on lockdown as officials investigate a bomb threat that was called in Wednesday morning
The military base is home to Walter Reed National Medical Center
Officials revealed that the anonymous call reporting the bomb threat came in at 8.45am
The base has been sealed off as the investigation into the threat continued
The military base issued a ‘shelter in place’ order and sealed off all the gates to non-emergency traffic, citing the bomb threat and a possible active shooter threat.
Five minutes later, officials stated that there is ‘no indication of an active shooter on the installation,’ but the bomb threat is still under investigation.
All patients’ appointments at the military hospital were cancelled, and people were being asked to stay away from the area.
The military hospital complex in Maryland is located just 20 miles northwest of the White House in Washington DC.
All patients’ appointments have been cancelled at the hospital and only emergency vehicles are allowed on the premises