The Washington, DC police chief on Monday described two men authorities were looking for after a shooting incident earlier in the day at the Navy Yard that left at least 12 people dead and others injured. A short time later, police said one of the men had been identified and cleared.
Chief Cathy Lanier told reporters at a news conference that her department had "multiple pieces of information" that suggested two other individuals wearing military-style uniforms were spotted with firearms near the shooting. A gunman had already been confirmed dead, but authorities were investigating the possibility that the others were somehow involved.
Lanier said the first person police were interested in was a white man between 40 and 50 years old, wearing what appeared to be a tan naval uniform with a beret-style hat. But a short time after the news conference, the police department tweeted that the man had been identified and cleared.
She said the second person was a black man between 40 and 50 years old, wearing an olive military-style uniform. He man was about 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighed 180 pounds and had a medium complexion with graying sideburns.
"We do not know if they are actually military employees," Lanier told reporters. "But these are people that we really are believe that are involved in some way and we're trying to locate those individuals."
FBI officials were taking the lead in the investigation, Lanier said.