BREAKING: Reports of active shooter at Walter Reed medical center may have been false alarm [UPDATE]

UPDATE: An official at Walter Reed told NBC News that authorities have cleared Walter Reed and did not find an active shooter. According to the report, people inside the hospital remain sheltered in place.


Police are responding to reports of an active shooter at Walter Reed Military Medical Center in Washington, D.C., according to NBC News.

According to the report, police have not yet confirmed there is an active shooter at the scene. Maryland Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger said in a tweet that he was at the hospital and confined to a conference room amid reports of a shooting.

This is a developing story and all information is preliminary. CrimeOnline will provide further updates as more information becomes available.


[Feature image: Walter Reed/Library of Congress via Wikimedia]