Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling on lockdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — A military base in Washington has been placed on lockdown after a report that an armed person was spotted on the base.

Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling posted a note on its Facebook page on Friday that the base was being placed on lockdown. The notice said the person was spotted on the south side of the base and that anyone who encounters the person should run and hide.

“LOCKDOWN LOCKDOWN LOCKDOWN,” the base reported on its Facebook page. “There is a potential armed individual on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, the last known location was on the South side near Blanchard Barracks. If you encounter the individual and have a safe route, RUN. If you do not have a safe route to run, HIDE. Barricade your door, turn off the lights and your cell phone ringer, and remain silent. If you are hiding, prepare to FIGHT.”

An updated Facebook notice said: “Be on the lookout for two individuals on base with descriptions as follows: One individual is a black male, medium build with dreads wearing ripped blue jeans and with dreads. The second individual is a black male wearing green pants and a white top. He may be injured. Do not go looking for these individuals. If you see these people, call the Base Defense Operations Center at 202-767-5000.”

The 1,018-acre military base is located in Southeast D.C., according to the facility website.

“The installation is situated between the Potomac and Anacostia rivers, off of Interstate 295 in the Anacostia and Congress Heights areas,” the website states. “JBAB’s primary mission is to support 17,000 military and civilian members it serves in the National Capital Region.”

This is a developing story. Stay with Military Times for updates.

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