the Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, has been under shutdown mood regarding reports of an active shooter at the principal US military hospital.
police have not yet confirmed the presence of a shooter, or whether the alarm was true or false.
Dutch Ruppersberger, a congressman for Maryland, confirmed that he was at the site, which specializes in treating members of the military.
He said he was safe, and sheltering in a room with others.
the hospital staff was informed to “lock all doors, turn off all lights” and stay in a secure location until otherwise notified via a text alert.
there were no reports of shots fired or any injuries.