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Washington Navy Yard Shooter: Facility on Lockdown as Reports Develop

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Members of the media gather outside the Navy Yard after a lock down for an unconfirmed shooting at the Navy Yard in Washington, DC. (Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images)

By    |   Thursday, 02 Jul 2015 09:50 AM

The Washington Navy Yard went on lockdown Thursday morning after reports of a shooter on the premises surfaced around 7:40 a.m. The military installation is the same one where 12 individuals were shot in a 2013 rampage.

Police and fire department personnel reacted immediately and have surrounded the area after an unnamed official announced a report of shots fired in a Navy Yard building, The Associated Press reported. Police have shut down the 600 block of M Street in the Southeast.

Michael McCord, systems integration manager at Naval Sea Systems Command, is currently in a building on lockdown at the yard. He called his wife earlier and said the scene is “pretty much a mirror image” of the 2013 shooting, in which he was nearly shot, reported The Washington Post.

The report comes less than a week after the FBI and Department of Homeland Security issued bulletins urging law enforcement throughout the U.S. to be weary of potential July 4th terrorist attacks. Although there has been no specific threat, the FBI has placed command centers around the country in an effort to strengthen security, according to Fox News.

The Navy Yard first announced the Thursday incident via Twitter:



Details about the alleged shooter are still developing, but the public has taken to Twitter to share their alarms, possible sighs of relief, and images of the scene:









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