Almost two years after a shooting left a dozen people dead at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., police flooded the area and locked down the complex after a report of another shooting today, but it was a false alarm, the Washington Post reports. City Council member Charles Allen, whose ward includes the installation said, “Everyone is accounted for and they are interviewing the lone person that called in [the] sound of gunfire.”
Lt. Commander Scott Williams, chief engineer of the guided missile destroyer program, said he was talking to colleagues in a hallway at the Navy Yard when he heard shouts, “Get down. Get out of the cafeteria.” He said, “People ran for the exits.” The 39-year-old joined the Navy in 1995 and was present during the 2013 mass shooting. “You say lightning never strikes twice. Here we are again. It's surreal.” He said police today seemed very well coordinated. “It's obvious they learned from last time,” he said.