Bomb threat at Joint Base Andrews causes lockdown

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Joint Base Andrews (PHOTO: Joint Base Andrews website)

WASHINGTON, DC РEarlier this evening, around 5:15pm, a woman walked into the Visitor Control Center at Joint Base Andrews. She claimed to have a bomb strapped to her body. Emergency responders arrived and the individual was apprehended.

An Explosive Ordance Disposal team was called in, and, upon their arrival, determined that no explosive device was on the scene. According to the Join Base Andrews Facebook page, although the situation has been diffused, emergency personnel will remain in the area in order to secure the scene. At this time, all base residents and personnel should avoid the area.

In the Base’s statement on their Facebook Page, Col. Brad Hoagland said “”Our people are our most valuable resource and we take every threat seriously.” He continued, “Our first responders train for these types of scenarios on a regular basis. Fortunately, this incident was diffused quickly and was determined to be a false-alarm.”