U.S. Naval base in Maryland on lockdown over bomb threat and active shooter investigation

All personnel were ordered to shelter in place

  
A U.S. flag flies outside The Federal Reserve Bank of New York in New York City, U.S., March 29, 2021. Image used for illustrative purpose

A U.S. flag flies outside The Federal Reserve Bank of New York in New York City, U.S., March 29, 2021. Image used for illustrative purpose

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U.S. Naval Support Activity Bethesda in Maryland was on lockdown on Wednesday due to a bomb threat and an active shooter investigation, the naval base said on Twitter.

All personnel were ordered to shelter in place after the base received an anonymous phone call around 8:45 a.m. saying there was a bomb at or near the site, the base said.

NSA Bethesda houses Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

(Reporting by Gabriella Borter) ((Gabriella.Borter@thomsonreuters.com; 646 223 5942;))


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