Officer wounded at Navy Yard ‘out of surgery and stable’

Alexis Levinson Political Reporter
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WASHINGTON — The police officer who was shot during an engagement Monday morning with a shooter at Navy Yard is “going to be OK,” Metro Police Chief Cathy Lanier told reporters at a 6 p.m. press conference.

The officer, she said, is “out of surgery and stable.”

The press conference brought little new news.

Police have not yet located a man suspected of being involved in Monday morning’s shooting at the Navy Yard.

The scene is “still very active,” said Veronica Parlave, FBI assistant director in charge of the DC field office, and Lanier urged people to stay out of the area.

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton lauded the various police forces involved in stopping the shooter, Aaron Alexis, who killed 12 people and was killed himself in an engagement with police. She said that in spite of the shooting, “this is the safest city in the United States.”

Despite the claim by Holmes Norton — a non-voting delegate to the U.S. Congress –Washington, D.C. did not make the cut for Business Insider’s 20 safest cities in the United States in 2013.