RUPTURE: Maryland military base that houses Walter Reed Medical Center closed after receiving bomb threat
- Bethesda naval support activity in Maryland stalled as officials investigate bomb threat
- The military base houses the Walter Reed National Medical Center
The Maryland-based military that houses Walter Reed National Medical Center was shut down Wednesday morning after receiving a bomb threat.
Bethesda naval support activity officials tweeted that at 10:49 a.m. the lockdown remained in place as K-9 teams cleared the military hospital buildings.
According to the naval facility, around 8.45 am officials received a call from an “anonymous source” saying there was a bomb threat at or near Building 10.
Bethesda naval support activity in Maryland is on hold as officials investigate a bomb threat that was called Wednesday morning
The military base houses the Walter Reed National Medical Center
Officials revealed that the anonymous call reporting the bomb threat arrived at 8:45 a.m.
the base was cordoned off as the threat investigation continued
The military base issued a “safe haven in place” order and sealed off all non-urgent traffic gates, citing the bomb threat and a possible threat of an active shooter.
Five minutes later, officials said there was “no indication of an active shooter at the facility,” but the bomb threat is still under investigation.
All patient appointments at the military hospital have been canceled and people have been told to stay away from the area.
The Maryland Military Hospital Complex is located just 20 miles northwest of the White House in Washington DC.