Site of Navy Yard Shooting off limits

Posted by Marisa Taylor on September 20, 2013 

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A police officer stands guard at the front gate of the Washington Naval Yard September 17, 2013 in Washington, D.C. Aaron Alexis, who had been discharged by the Navy in 2011 after what an official described as a "pattern of misconduct" staged a two-hour rampage Monday at the Washington Navy Yard, killing 12 people before being shot to death by law enforcement officials. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/MCT)

OLIVIER DOULIERY — MCT

Investigators still gathering evidence

Days after a bloody rampage by alleged shooter Aaron Alexis, Building 197 remains an active crime scene at Navy Yard.

According to the Navy, the site will likely require extensive rehabilitation even after investigators wrap up their work.  Building 197 workers are being encouraged to telework for now.

The rest of the Navy Yard is open. However, only Pentagon-issued IDs will be accepted, including Common Access Cards, Military Retiree IDs and Military Dependent IDs.

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