Washington, DC police say no shooter near White House
The incident was reported at 1400 block of I Street NW, in the McPherson Square area, shortly after 3 pm local time on Friday, according to the Metropolitan DC Police.
Reports of an #ActiveShooter in the 1400 blk of I St, NW. Shelter in place. MPD is responding.— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) December 1, 2017
A search of the building revealed no sign of the shooter or any victims, police said. Everyone in the area was instructed to "shelter in place" until the scene could be cleared.
FINAL UPDATE: reports of an active shooter in the 1400 block of I St, NW are unfounded. The scene is safe and in the process of being cleared.— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) December 1, 2017
Reports were "unfounded" and the scene is safe, the police announced shortly before 4 PM.