Coast Guard Establishes Security Zone in Reaction To Navy Yard Shooting

All boat traffic is being restricted indefinitely along a portion of the Anacostia River.

The Coast Guard has set up a temporary security zone in response to the shooting incident Monday morning at the Navy Yard in Washington.

The zone will limit all boat traffic on the Anacostia River from Haines Point to the John Philip Sousa Bridge, according to a release issued by Coast Guard officials in Baltimore.

"Entering or operating in the security zone is prohibited unless authorized by the captain of the port of Baltimore. Vessels already at berth, mooring or anchor are not required to depart the security zone," according to the statement issued by the Coast Guard.

A decision on how long the safety and security zone will remain in effect has not been made.

"This zone is necessary to safeguard persons and property from events unfolding at the Washington Navy Yard," said Lt. Cmdr. Richard Armstrong, the chief of Incident Management at Coast Guard Sector Baltimore. "Our thoughts and prayers are with those persons and families involved in today's incident."

At least four people were killed and at least six others shot when a gunman open fired at the Washington Navy Yard Monday morning, according to multiple news reports

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ANY ONE LOOKING TO BUY MY LAZY GUN? I have 3 lazy guns. They won't fire unless I pull the trigger Today I swung my front door wide open and placed my Remington 1100 shotgun right in the doorway. I gave it 6 shells; I even placed it in a wheelchair to help it get around. I then left it alone and went about my business. While I was gone, the mailman delivered my mail, the neighbor boy across the street mowed the yard, a girl walked her dog down the street, and quite a few cars stopped at the stop sign right in front of our house. After about an hour, I checked on the gun. It was still sitting there in the wheelchair, right where I had left it. It hadn't rolled itself outside. It certainly hadn't killed anyone, even with the numerous opportunities it had been presented to do so. In fact, it hadn't even loaded itself. You can imagine my surprise, with all the media hype about how dangerous guns are and how they kill people. Either the media is wrong and it's the misuse of guns by PEOPLE that kills people, or I'm in possession of the laziest gun in the world. Well, I'm off to check on my spoons. I hear they're making people fat


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