CORPUS CHRISTI – Corpus Christi officials issued a lockdown after an armed suspect was reported to be on the base Wednesday morning.
Public Affairs Officer Francoise “Fifi” Kieschnick said a suspect was reported to be 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 lockdown will remain until the area is safe, the post said.
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 a shooting spree Friday at the Pensacola station with a Glock 45 handgun purchased legally from a licensed dealer despite not being a U.S. citizen or resident.
Alshamrani had joined 5,180 foreign students from 153 countries in the United States for military training.