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Walter Reed Medical Center Active Shooting: Full Story & Must-See Details

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Tweets from employees and Democratic Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger indicate that there are reports of an active shooter at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, which is located just outside of Washington D.C.


Update (3:15 p.m. EST): Reports indicate that the active shooting situation was a false alarm and was reportedly just a drill.

False alarm at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. today follows a number of similar scares at U.S. military bases across the country in recent years during "active shooter drills"

— Lucas Tomlinson (@LucasFoxNews) November 27, 2018


At this time, there are no reports of any injuries, fatalities, or suspects. SWAT officers reportedly responded to the scene.

Democratic Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger, who was one of the first to report the active shooting situation, is  U.S. Congressman serving Maryland’s 2nd District and is a member of the House Appropriations Committee.

“I am currently at Walter Reed Medical in Bethesda where we’ve been told there is an active shooter. I am currently safe in a conference room w/ approx 40 others,” Congressman Ruppersberger tweeted.

The reports of an active shooting at the Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland is the is just the latest in a string of lockdowns, bomb threats, and shootings that have plagued the United States.

#BREAKING Congressman @Call_Me_Dutch reports he is at Walter Reed Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD where he says there is an active shooter situation.

— Alexandra Limon (@AlexLimonNews) November 27, 2018

From 1901 to 2011, the Walter Reed Army Medical Center was the U.S. Army’s flagship medical center, where it served more than 150,000 active and retired personnel from all branches of the military.

The medical center was named after Major Walter Reed, an Army physician who led the team that confirmed that yellow fever is transmitted by mosquitoes rather than direct contact.

That is all the information available at this time, as no further details have been released.

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