Update: Miramar shooting incident

Written by Michael Pearson, CNN

It’s reported that the suspect, described as a man in military uniform who was carrying a backpack, entered one of the buildings on the base while off-duty personnel were on duty.

After several warnings, the man allegedly pulled out what appeared to be a weapon and a security officer opened fire, with the suspect then fatally wounded.

‘He was aggressive,’ said base commander

“At approximately 9:55 a.m. during a meeting of the Basic Combat Officer Course, a male off-duty Marine apprehended an individual at the Gate 3 gate entry with an assault-type rifle,” said the base statement .

“The individual was armed. He was aggressive and was approaching students in a threatening manner. The security detail on-site, and others who interrupted the assailant, held him until Marine security can neutralize him. The individual was pronounced dead.

A security officer at a Marine Corps Air Station Miramar perimeter checkpoint in San Diego shot and killed a man on June 8, 2017, who was being sought for questioning in the stabbing death of a 19-year-old woman.

“The suspect was a former Marine veteran, in the process of transitioning out of the military, and he was currently employed as a contractor at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, in the Security Forces Division.”

The base, which consists of five installation sections, is home to two major military laboratories: the Defense Threat Reduction Agency and the Ballistic Research Laboratory, as well as facilities supporting a wide range of marine-related programs.

The base has continued to operate “with normal security,” although police officers were on-site in response to the shooting, according to the base statement.

A sniper on the base shot and killed a man who was a “person of interest” in the murder of a 19-year-old woman.

The shooting took place at a residence at base’s Emergency Operations Center, according to a statement.

More details to follow.

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