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

Will Rahn | Senior Editor

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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