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ABC News(PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY) — A pre-scheduled drill at Joint Base Andrews in Prince George's County, Maryland, prompted a lockdown Thursday morning after someone saw the armed drill and called authorities, a law enforcement source said.

"The base was scheduled to conduct an active shooter exercise, however, reports of a real-world active shooter situation were reported at Malcolm Grow medical facility," the base said.

The lockdown has now been lifted.

Earlier, all personnel at the base had been told to shelter in place.

Vice President Joe Biden was expected to leave from the base Thursday for Ohio.

The U.S. military facility, located about 17 miles outside of Washington, D.C., is home to Air Force One.

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ABC News(PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Md.) —  Joint Base Andrews in Prince George's County, Maryland, has been put on lockdown this morning following a report of an active shooter.

All personnel were directed to shelter in place.

"The base was scheduled to conduct an active shooter exercise, however, reports of a real-world active shooter situation were reported at Malcolm Grow medical facility," the base said.

 Vice President Joe Biden was expected to leave from the base today for Ohio.

 

 

First responders have arrived at the scene.

 

 

Additional details were not immediately available.

The U.S. military facility, located about 17 miles outside of Washington, D.C., is home to Air Force One.

This story is developing. Check back for more updates.

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Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(WEST GLACIER, Mont.) — A law enforcement officer with the U.S. Forest Service was killed in a bear attack Wednesday on U.S. Forest land in Montana, according to officials.

Brad Treat, 38, of West Glacier, Montana, was fatally attacked by the grizzly bear shortly after 2 p.m. on U.S. Forest land in the Halfmoon Lakes area near West Glacier National Park, Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry said Wednesday evening.

"Treat was mountain biking on a trail with another male at the time of the attack," Sheriff Curry said in a statement. "It appears they likely surprised the bear and Treat was taken off his bike by the bear. He was pronounced dead on the scene. The second rider was able to exit the area to summon help and was not injured or involved in the attack."

Sheriff Curry described Treat "an integral member of our area law enforcement team and a friend to us all."

The incident is under investigation by the Wildlife Human Attack Response Team of the Montana Department of Fish Wildlife and Parks, the U.S Forest Service and the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office.

The area has been closed by the Forest Service for public safety pending completion of the investigation.

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Cpl. William Hester(PARRIS ISLAND, S.C.) — Fifteen drill instructors at the Marine boot camp at Parris Island, South Carolina, are under investigation for possible hazing and abuse as part of a broader review of the behavior of Marine Corps drill instructors, the Marine Corps announced Wednesday.

The review stems from an investigation into the apparent suicide of a Muslim recruit in March.

In a statement released Wednesday, the Marine Training and Education Command (TECOM) said allegations are being investigated against the 15 drill instructors and affiliated leadership to "identify potential violations of Marine Corps orders to include hazing, physical abuse, assault and failure of supervision."

The Command said the investigations date back to November 2015 and appear isolated to companies within the 3rd Recruit Training Battalion at Parris Island.

The Parris Island recruit depot is the facility that puts Marine recruits who live east of the Mississippi River through the intense rigors of its intense 13-week boot camp. The Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, California, trains Marine recruits from states west of the Mississippi.

The investigation into the drill instructor climate at Parris Island is a result of the the initial investigation into the circumstances behind the apparent suicide of 20-year-old Raheel Siddiqui from Taylor, Michigan. He died March 18 after falling three stories from a stairwell in his barracks. Siddiqui had arrived at the Parris Island facility just days earlier.

In April, Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Dingell asked the Marine Corps, on behalf of Siddiqui's family, to ascertain if his Muslim faith and Pakistani heritage may have resulted in hazing that contributed to his death.

"During the course of the Recruit Siddiqui death investigation, facts revealed a drill instructor was improperly placed in charge of recruits while he was subject to an ongoing investigation," said the Marine statement. "Existing orders, policies and procedures to prevent improper assignments were not followed. Interim corrective actions have already been taken."

The 15 drill instructors under investigation have been reassigned to duties that do not involve direct access to Marine recruits.

"We take every allegation of misconduct very seriously and will review each investigation carefully," said Major General James W. Lukeman, TECOM Commanding General.

"MCRD Parris Island and MCRD San Diego are Marine Corps institutions entrusted by the American people to transform the best of our nation's young men and women into U.S. Marines," he said. "Every day, approximately 1,000 drill instructors at our recruit depots are doing exactly what they were screened, selected and trained to do in a professional, appropriate manner. The safety of the recruits and the integrity of the Marine Corps recruit training program are among our top priorities and, once the investigations are complete, we will take necessary administrative and judicial action as warranted to ensure proper accountability."

The TECOM statement said once all the investigations at Parris Island are complete, Lukeman "will determine the appropriate administrative and judicial actions necessary based on the findings."

The initial investigation into Siddiqui's death has already resulted in the removal from command of the senior officer in charge of the 3rd Training Battalion.

Three weeks ago, Colonel Paul D. Cucinotta, the unit's commanding officer, was removed from his leadership position for what Lukeman called "a loss of trust and confidence in his ability to serve in that position." A Marine statement said Cucinotta's removal "was based on information made known to Lukeman during the course of an ongoing command investigation related to instances where policies and procedures were not followed."

Cucinotta's senior enlisted adviser Sergeant Major Nicholas Deabreu was also removed from his post.

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twitter.com/Tonka_Boy_Dre(OAKLAND, Calif.) — Motorists on a California freeway witnessed a very bizarre police chase on Sunday -- and not surprisingly, it was caught on video.

In the video posted to Twitter by user @Tonka_Boy_Dre, a man is spotted whizzing down Interstate 880 in Oakland, California, in a go-kart while being chased by an unmarked police vehicle.

"Local guys have an annual go kart and dirt bike ride throughout Oakland and sometimes jump on the freeway," @Tonka_Boy_Dre tweeted.

Apparently, the man's fellow go-karters escaped the wrath of police. "This particular person on the go-kart was the slowest and the last in the pack," @Tonka_Boy_Dre further tweeted. "That's why he was being chased by police."


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