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‘Hanford Active shooter’ triggers lockdown at Washington nuclear site

Hanford Active shooter

‘Hanford Active shooter’ triggers lockdown at Washington nuclear site
‘Hanford Active shooter’ triggers lockdown at Washington nuclear site

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HANFORD, Washington – The Hanford Nuclear Reserve in Washington state, where one of the world’s largest nuclear clean-up efforts is taking place, was closed Tuesday after unconfirmed reports of active shooting.

It was later determined that the shooting had never taken place.

According to the Tri-City Herald, the incident began around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday when officers were notified of an “active shooter” in the 2750E building.

It is an office building used by Washington River Protection Solutions, Inc., as a tank farm contractor.
Workers in the building were evacuated.

Active shooter alert at Hanford called a false alarm

Staff have been evacuated at Building 2750E in Eastern District 200, according to a post on the Hanford Emergency Operations Center website.

The building is an administrative office building near the center of the site.

Reports of an active shooting Tuesday morning at the Hanford site appear to have been a false alarm, according to Hanford officials.

Hanford workers, except for those in Building 2750E, were told they could return to their normal duties on Tuesday afternoon.

Reports of an active shooting Tuesday morning at the Hanford site appear to have been a false alarm, according to Hanford officials.

The US Department of Energy’s Emergency Operations Center said the noise reported as gunshots was likely caused by “work activities” near the building.

She added that normal activities can now resume at the site, with the exception of Building 2750E.

Workers are prohibited from carrying weapons into the nuclear reserve.

The Department of Energy contracts with Benton County for law enforcement services on the nuclear reserve.

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