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Law enforcement authorities gave the all-clear on Thursday after the facility went on lockdown due to reports of a shooting.
Muriel Bowser, mayor of Washington, D.C. told reporters on Thursday that police found no evidence of a shooting.
"At this time, there is no evidence of gunshots. There is no evidence of a shooter. And there's no evidence of any victims today," she told reporters at a press conference.
Navy Admiral Dixon Smith said during the press conference that as of around 11 a.m. on Thursday, the Navy Yard was still on lockdown. Smith said that law enforcement was finishing up a final walk-through of building 197, and that the facility would re-open shortly.
D.C. police chief Cathy Lanier told reporters that the call reporting a shooter was not a "hoax." She said an employee at the Navy Yard made a call to police around 7:30 a.m. to report a possible shooting.
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