Twentynine Palms military base lockdown lifted

A U.S. Marine Corps base in Twentynine Palms lifted a lockdown order on Monday afternoon after military police confirmed “a weapon was inadvertently discharged.”

A previous emergency message sent to residents of the military base said they should shelter in place due to reports of an active shooter. Military police received an anonymous report around 9 a.m. of gunfire at the San Bernardino County base, according to Cpl. Jonathan Forrest with communications and strategy operations.

“The Provost Marshalls Office is currently responding to the situation,” Forrest said. “Due to the nature of the possible situation, shelter in place is in effect for the base.”

The emergency alert sent to residents of the accommodation read: ‘We have been advised that the base is currently on lockdown due to an active shooter. Shelter in place. Please stay inside your homes until further notice. Thank you.”

But at 12:20 p.m. military police lifted the lockdown, signaling the facility was secure and people were free to leave their homes.

“At this time, we can confirm that a weapon was inadvertently discharged. No injuries have been reported. This incident is under investigation,” Navy Captain Zachary Colvin said. by telephone.

Los Angeles Times

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