WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — At least 10 people have been shot at the Washington Navy Yard and an active shooter is still on the base grounds in Southeast D.C.
The U.S. Navy says shots were fired at 8:20 a.m. Monday at the Naval Sea Systems Command Headquarters building. D.C. police confirm that at least 10 people, including one D.C. police officer and one base officer, have been shot. The MPD officer was shot in both legs and transported to MedStar Washington Hospital Center with critical injuries.
Authorities have reportedly described the suspect as a bald black male dressed in all black, possibly carrying an assault rifle and a double-barreled shotgun. Law enforcement officials believe the suspect is still in the building.
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The Navy Yard is on lockdown and a “shelter in place” order has been issued, the Navy says. About 3,000 people work in the building, the Navy says.
The 11th Street Bridge is closed in both directions. M Street is closed near New Jersey Avenue near 11th Street.
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport has a ground stop due to “security,” according to the Federal Aviation Administration website. The FAA says all departures have been grounded until at least 10:30 a.m.
Bolling Air Force Base is closed and Tyler Elementary School, located at 1001 G St. SE, is on lockdown, officials say.
Naval Sea Systems Command is the largest of the Navy’s five system commands and accounts for a quarter of the Navy’s entire budget.
It builds, buys and maintains the Navy’s ships and submarines and their combat systems.
Police from multiple local and federal agencies were responding along with SWAT crews.