Washington Navy Yard: Shooting Story was False Alarm

July 2, 2015 Updated: July 2, 2015

There was no shooting this morning at the Washington D.C. Navy Yard, Washington D.C. and U.S. Navy officials have confirmed.

Fox News and a few other media outlets such as CNN had previously reported that shots may have been fired in the Navy Yard at the U.S. capital. Fox News later retracted its story and confirmed that there had been no shooting.

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said in a press conference that an employee at the Navy Yard had called D.C. police early in the morning saying that she might have heard a gunshot. The Navy Yard went into lockdown over the next few hours, fortified with heavy police presence, as police searched for the gunshot or a shooter. A lockdown order was in place for the early morning, but was lifted around noon.

The Washington D.C. Navy Yard was the location of a September 2013 shooting in which 13 people, including the shooter, died.