THE DAILY REFORMER NEWS(Last Updated On: March 18, 2023)
SAN DIEGO — Naval Base Coronado went into lockdown Friday night after a driver attempted to plow through the facility’s main gate, a military spokesperson confirmed to FOX 5.
Around 10:30 p.m., an individual trying to access the main gate on North Island became aggressive and tried to drive through the entry way, said Naval Base Coronado Public Affairs Officer Kevin Dixon.
Officials say shots were fired during the incident, but the naval base did not specify who fired a weapon during the incident. No injuries were reported.
The main gate was briefly placed on lockdown. A post on the Facebook page of Naval Base Coronado early Saturday said, “The main gate at Naval Air Station North Island is currently closed due to a security incident. Please stay away from the main gate while security conducts its investigation.”
Military officials told FOX 5 the main gate has since reopened.
Dixon said the suspect is in custody. Officials have not yet confirmed if the suspect is in the Navy, another branch or is a civilian. The persons identity and gender has also been withheld.
Naval Criminal Investigative Service has taken over the investigation, Dixon told FOX 5.
As reported by FOX 5 San Diego