DHS internal report: Navy Yard shooting has ‘no known connection to terrorism’

Will Rahn Senior Editor
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Monday’s shooting at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. currently has “no known connection to terrorism,” according to an early internal Department of Homeland Security document obtained by The Daily Caller.

“[Metropolitan Police are] responding to reports of shots fired at the Washington Navy Yard Base,” the DHS report reads. “The Base in [sic] on lockdown. It remains an active scene and the subject is not in custody. Multiple units responding including SWAT unit at this time. Subject allegedly has multiple weapons. 3 victims at this time. Shots were reported to be fired in Building 197, the cafeteria, on the base. Additional street closures include the 11th St Bridge and M Street are closed between 2nd and 4th Streets,SE. All outbound flights out of DCA are on hold by FAA as a result of this incident.”

The internal report was sent out to law enforcement officials at 9:22 a.m. by the Intelligence Watch and Warning cell inside the National Operations Center (NOC) — a DHS group that operates as the “hub for domestic incident management, operations coordination, and situational awareness.”

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