Powhatan Reception and Classification Center has been on lockdown for more than two weeks after law enforcement foiled an attempt to smuggle in contraband that included weapons and ammunition hidden inside a basketball.
Catholic University officials confirm that the man who sparked a second lockdown within a 24-hour period at the D.C. campus was a member of the campus community. Meanwhile officials continue to investigate threats made that triggered the initial lockdown.
The Navy Yard is on lockdown Thursday morning, according to the Navy Yard office. Employees are sheltering in place. The Naval Sea Systems Command says it is investigating an “unconfirmed incident.” There is a massive police presence on the scene.
The man died after shooting himself on the west front of the Capitol building, which triggered a roughly two-hour lockdown, Capitol Police spokeswoman Kimberly Schneider said.
Alexandria police say that a he report of a person with a weapon toward Maury Elementary School Tuesday was unfounded.
A second high school in St. Mary\’s County is on lockdown Thursday for a threat report.
Twice in the past week, parents in Montgomery County have had to refresh their knowledge of emergency procedures when two schools, Northwest High School and Northwood High School, were targeted by people calling in threats.
Three schools in Vienna, Va., were locked down for more than an hour Tuesday while police investigated a burglary off school property.
The Prince William County police on Thursday arrested a man who was wanted in a Pennsylvania homicide, but not before a manhunt that lasted about seven hours and resulted in the locking down of two area schools.
Alexandria police say a woman was shot and killed in her home and another was injured after an unknown man knocked on the door and fired a gun at them.
American University is on lockdown after reports that a man with a gun was spotted on campus.