Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

Congressmen say active shooter false alarm at Walter Reed caused by inadvertent alert sent to 4,000 people

Congressmen say active shooter false alarm at Walter Reed caused by inadvertent alert sent to 4,000 people

Two Maryland congressmen who raised concerns after a false alarm about an active shooter caused an 80-minute lockdown at the Walter Reed National Medical Center campus last month say they are satisfied the U.S. Navy is “taking proactive steps” to prevent similar occurrences in the future.

U.S. Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger, who was at the Bethesda military hospital at the time of the incident, and U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin, who represents the area, issued a joint statement on the matter Friday after receiving a briefing from Navy officials Tuesday, they said.

“Our concerns...

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