Police investigate incident at Naval Base Coronado

Naval Base Coronado Security and the Naval Criminal Investigation Service (NCIS) were investigating an incident that occurred Friday night at the main gate of Naval Base Coronado, which resulted in the base being locked down.

Around 10:30 p.m., several Navy and Coronado Police Department patrol cars were seen around the gate at 3rd Street and Alameda Boulevard.

Base spokesman Kevin Dixon said security guards at the gate “hooked” a driver who drove through the gate and didn’t stop, calling the car a “gate running” but gave no further details. According to Dixon, this driver was taken into custody.

Dixon later confirmed to NBC 7 that base security personnel fired during the incident.

The base was locked down and several gates of Naval Air Station North Island were closed while security personnel checked the rest of the base as a precaution, Dixon said.

A witness at the scene told NBC 7 that she woke up to what she thought were nearly two dozen gunshots.

“I was actually asleep when the car passed the intersection. I woke up from the fact that there were about 20 shots. At first I didn’t understand what it was. down to see what it was,” the witness said.

Base security at Naval Base Coronado consists of a “blend of Master-at-Arms (MAs)”. [enlisted] military and government security,” Dixon told NBC 7. “I don’t have details whether this mix was tonight or [if it was] all MA,” he added.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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