- The Washington Times - Wednesday, December 11, 2019

A Texas Naval air station was on a brief lockdown and a suspect was quickly taken into custody on Wednesday morning, military officials said in the latest incident at an armed forces installation.

Details remain unclear, but the lockdown at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi was short-lived and there were no reports of injuries. Still, it caused immediate alarm after recent shootings at Naval bases in Hawaii and Florida.

“Shelter in place. Base on lockdown,” the base wrote on its official Facebook page just before 9 am Wednesday. “We have a suspect in custody. We will lift the lockdown when we’ve ensured the scene is safe. Remain in place.”

An hour later, officials said the lockdown was lifted but offered no details on the suspect.

“Shelter in place has been lifted. Gates have been opened for normal traffic,” reads an updated post on the base’s Facebook page.



Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2020 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide