(WASHINGTON) — The Washington Navy Yard was placed on lockdown Thursday morning following reports of an “active shooter” at the scene, the U.S. Navy said.
A defense official told ABC News that the situation is based on a report of a “suspicious person.” While nothing has been confirmed, the report is being taken seriously, given a previous shooting at the Navy Yard two years ago.
In September 2013, a lone gunman went on a shooting spree at the Navy Yard, killing 12 people. The suspect was then killed in a firefight with police.
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