UPDATE 4:20 p.m. via NAS Pax River PAO Patrick Gordon:

PATUXENT RIVER NAVAL AIR STATION, MD – Following reports of an individual with a weapon at Webster Field Oct. 28, an investigation by Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) has determined that the suspect taken in to custody had no weapon and had not made any threats. The individual has since been released without charge.

NCIS is still investigating what led to an emergency call being made that resulted in Pax River Navy Security personnel responding to what had been initially described as an individual with a weapon at Webster Field’s Building 8140.

At 10:35 a.m. Oct. 28, NAS Patuxent River emergency services received a report of an individual in Building 8140 at Webster Outlying Field with a firearm. A lockdown of Webster Field was put in place as NAS Patuxent River Security Forces responded to the scene and took a suspect in custody, who was transferred into the custody of NCIS. A search of the suspect and their belongings found no weapon, and the lockdown was lifted as of 11:15 a.m.

UPDATE 11:20 a.m.: On October 28, 2020, at 10:37 a.m., a 9-1-1- call was received for a possible active shooter/person with a gun at Building 8140 at the NAS Pax River Webster Field Annex.

A shelter in place order was immediately activated and US Navy Police, along with the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene.

Per Patrick Gordon, NAS Pax River Public Affairs Officer, the suspect was located and searched. No weapons were found. Gordon states no shots were fired and there were no injuries.

The investigation is active and ongoing.

A shelter in place has been ordered at NAS Pax River’s Webster Field Annex for a possible active shooter.

Reports are that the shooter is at Building 8140.

This is a developing story, we will continue to to monitor the situation.

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...

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