The U.S. Coast Guard tried to prevent a boat from entering a security zone on the Potomac River not far from the Pentagon Friday, where President Obama was at an event commemorating the Sept. 11 attacks.
There were reports on police scanners of shots being fired, but those reports could not immediately be confirmed.
The AP calls it “training.”
More from CNN:
There were reports on police scanners that the Coast Guard fired 10 rounds of ammunition, but those reports could not immediately be confirmed. It was not immediately clear from the reports whether they referred to warning shots.
The incident took place between the Memorial and 14th Street bridges, in a zone that had been blocked off because of the ceremonies.
And from WaPo:
D.C. police say a Coast Guard vessel that appeared to fire live shots at a recreational boat on the Potomac River Friday morning was nothing more than a training exercise and posed no public threat…
…D.C. police spokeswoman Traci Hughes said the incident near the Memorial Bridge was a training exercise. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said they could not confirm any information about the incident.