Updated 3:03 p.m. Sailor fired airsoft pistol
The commander of Naval Base Point Loma says a report of an armed man on the San Diego base led to detention of a sailor who had fired a gun that shoots soft plastic pellets.
Capt. Scott Adams says a second serviceman was also taken into custody.
The Thursday morning report of a possible gunman led to an order that personnel shelter in place on the base, which is home to the Third Fleet command and other major units.
Adams says the shooter told investigators he was firing the pellets from a barracks, using a parking garage mirror as a target. Pellets were found outside the barracks and near the mirror. A base spokesman identified the gun as a so-called airsoft pistol.
The names of the detainees haven't been released.
-- Elliot Spagat, Associated Press
Navy officials are investigating Thursday after a report of a possibly armed man on the Naval Base Point Loma, NBC San Diego reported.
Navy spokesman Brian O'Rourke said Thursday that a shelter-in-place order was issued for parts of the base and stressed that there are no reports of shots fired, the Associated Press reported.
Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) tweeted that two suspects were in custody:
Home to the Third Fleet command, Naval Base Point Loma is one of the major military facilities located in the San Diego area, according to AP.
This story will be updated.