Joint Base Andrews goes into lockdown after two armed intruders plow through checkpoint


Joint Base Andrews goes into lockdown after two armed intruders plow through checkpoint moments after VP Harris departed in Marine Two: One is arrested and one is still on the lose

  • Joint Base Andrews in Maryland has gone on lockdown after reports of an armed individual on-base 
  • Officers are still searching for the intruder, late on Sunday night 
  • There is no active shooter or any sense of shots being fired 
  • One individual was apprehended, and another remains at large 
  • According to a statement from the base, a breach occurred at 9pm after a vehicle failed to obey security commands at the main gate


Two armed intruders plowed straight through a security checkpoint at Joint Base Andrews near Washington D.C. on Sunday. 

One of the men was arrested while another was still on the run at around 10pm.

‘We can confirm that the individual who was apprehended had a weapon, but no shots have been fired,’ Joint Base Andrews said in a statement on Facebook.

‘There is not an active shooter situation at Joint Base Andrews; however, the intruder’s whereabouts are currently unknown,’ it stated.

A line of cars and people wait to exit a gate at Joint base Andrews during a lockdown situation in Maryland

A line of cars and people wait to exit a gate at Joint base Andrews during a lockdown situation in Maryland

There was a line of traffic building up as personnel waited to leave the base following the security breach

There was a line of traffic building up as personnel waited to leave the base following the security breach

Moments earlier, Vice President Harris together with four cabinet secretaries had been on the base as travelled back from Selma, Alabama to participate in  commemorative events for ‘Bloody Sunday.’

The group landed in Maryland at about 9pm and left the shortly afterwards, The White House explained. 

The four secretaries were Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, Housing Secretary Marcia Fudge, Education Secretary Miguel Cardona and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan.

President Biden returned to the White House from Delaware via helicopter, according to the Washington Post.

Later in the evening, Joint Base Andrews stated that its main gate remained closed following the security breach. 

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