Walter Reed Medical Center suspended services after active shooter false alarm, lockdown

Patient care services at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., were suspended July 6 after police officers responded to a report of a suspected active shooter, according to an ABC News report.

The Montgomery County Police received a phone call Monday morning reporting noises that could have been shots. Soon after the call was made, the medical center announced a shelter in place order, according to the report.

Police officers searched the Walter Reed campus Monday afternoon and found no evidence of confirmed shots and no reported injuries. Despite these findings, the law enforcement agency tweeted saying patient care would be suspended at the medical center for the rest of the day.




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