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San Diego Naval Base on Lockdown After Pellet Gun Shooting

File photo. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Trevor Welsh/(SAN DIEGO) -- A San Diego naval base underwent a lockdown Thursday after reports of an armed gunman.

Naval Base Point Loma issued a "shelter in place" order, but the reports turned out to be a sailor playing with an Airsoft gun. The man  was firing shots out of a window at a mirror located in a parking building adjacent to the barracks. Both the sailor and his brother were arrested.

 

Capt. Scott Adams said it marked the first incident with an Airsoft gun since he started on base nearly three years ago.

"We are dealing with young sailors and we inform them what is and is not appropriate, but sometimes these things happen," Adams said.

Sailors sign a document saying they won't bring weapons on base, but Adams says it may be unclear whether an Airsoft is considered such.

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