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.