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Armed suspect arrested at TX Navy base after lockdown

A line of Navy T-44C Pegasus' parked on the flightline aboard Naval Air Station (NAS) Corpus Christi. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Pawel Puczko/Released)
December 11, 2019

Officials arrested an armed suspect at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi on Wednesday morning.

At 7:42 a.m. CST, the base had posted a warning to social media, saying, “THIS IS NOT A DRILL. Shelter in place. Base on lockdown,” adding a few minutes later that a suspect was in custody.

The lockdown was later lifted, and the base confirmed “no shots were fired and no injuries have been reported.”

The suspect was reportedly found near a depot building.

Public Affairs Officer Francoise “Fifi” Kieschnick told USA Today that the suspect was near “building 8” on base.

Nearby Texas A&M University Corpus Christi was also temporarily placed on lockdown and later cleared, NBC News reported.