Corpus Christi Naval Air Station lockdown lifted; armed suspect in custody

By ASHLEE BURNS | USA Today | Published: December 11, 2019

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (Tribune News Service) — An armed suspect was reported at Naval Air Station-Corpus Christi, spurring a lockdown that was issued about 7:40 a.m. The lockdown has since been lifted, Corpus Christi police officers assisting at the base said Wednesday.

Public Affairs Officer Francoise “Fifi” Kieschnick said a suspect had been reported near building 8 on the base.

In a Facebook post, base officials posted there is a suspect in custody as of 7:47 a.m.

The incident comes days after a shooting rampage at Pensacola Naval Air Station that left three people dead and eight wounded. Investigators say Saudi airman Mohammed Alshamrani launched the rampage Friday at the Pensacola station.

Alshamrani had joined 5,180 foreign students from 153 countries in the U.S. for military training.

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