July 2, 2015 4:48 pm -

After earlier reports of a shooter and shots being fired at the Washington Navy Yard, no shooter has been found.

Authorities said on Thursday no injuries were reported at the U.S. Navy Yard in Washington after the facility was placed on lockdown following reports of a possible shooter, according to media reports.

A shooter had not been found as police swarmed the Navy Yard, according to a local CBS radio station, amid heightened security concerns ahead of the U.S. July Fourth holiday weekend.


U.S. Park Police are at the scene of the Washington Navy Yard, the same place where 12 people were killed two years ago.

Police, the FBI, federal marshals and ambulances swarmed to the scene. Workers on the campus were ordered to stay where they were, and workers who had not reported to work were told to stay home.

Nearby roads were closed and nearby buildings evacuated. The shots were reported just before 8 a.m. ET.

On Sept. 16, 2013, Aaron Alexis, a former Navy reservist, opened fire in an office building at the Navy Yard, paralyzing the capital before he was taken out in a gunfight with authorities.

It was the second-deadliest rampage on an American military base, after the Fort Hood shootings in Texas in 2009. The building where Alexis opened fire reopened in February after renovations.


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