The US Navy is apologizing after an active shooter alarm was inadvertently sounded at Naval Base Kitsap in Washington state.
On Wednesday morning, the alarm went off, sending employees, locals, and police scrambling into action.
“The sound flooded our office,” said Maureen Jann, co-owner of Spark Commons on Fourth Street. She learned from a passerby it warned of a shooter, and she immediately locked the co-working space’s front doors. “It was really scary.”
According to the Kitsap Sun, police quickly turned around once it was revealed that the alarm was an error caused by crews working on the public address system.
In response to the mishap, Naval Base Kitsap Commanding Officer Capt. Alan Schrader recorded a video and published it on Facebook Wednesday morning.
Schrader explained that the message was announced on the “giant voice” system in error and he was sorry for any stress it caused.
“I apologize for the inconvenience,” he said. “Thank you for your understanding.”
© 2019 Bright Mountain Media, Inc. All rights reserved.
The content of this webpage may not be reproduced or used in any manner whatsoever without the express written consent of Bright Mountain Media, Inc. which may be contacted at [email protected], ticker BMTM.