US Park Police Respond to Report of Shooter at Navy Yard in Washington

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - US Park Police are responding Thursday to a report of an active shooter at the Navy Yard inside the Washington, D.C., city limits, WUSA reports.

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An employee inside the 41-acre facility reports that alarms are sounding and the buildings are on lockdown, WUSA reports.

There are no immediate report of casualties.

The US Navy said on Twitter that a lockdown and shelter-in-place is in effect, but said no incident had yet been confirmed.

US Park Police, US Marshals and Homeland Security officers quickly responded to the scene and local roads were closed.

The Navy yard is located on the Anacostia River less than a mile south of the US Capitol.

The nearby US Department of Transportation building was also placed on lockdown as a precaution.

Police are tightly controlling the flow of pedestrians and traffic at the Navy Yard Metro Station, USA Today reported.

In 2013, a gunman shot who got into a building at the Navy Yard killed 12 people and injured three others. He was fatally shot by a Washington Metropolitan police officer.

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