Shelter-in-Place Reported at Point Loma Sub Base: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

At around 11:30 a.m. local time, a “shelter in place” was issued for the Naval Base at Point Loma in San Diego, California. We will keep you updated as information from the base emerges so please check back for updates.

Here is what you need to know:

1. A Young Sailor Was Firing An Air Soft Pistol Out of His Window

NBC San Diego is now reporting that the scare was caused by a “young, enlisted sailor,” firing an air soft pistol out of the window of his barracks toward a mirror in the parking lot.

2. Witnesses Say They Saw Someone With a Gun

The call for the shelter in place was issued after witnesses on the base described seeing a gun, although conflicting reports also say the warning was issued after witnesses described hearing gun shots. Since then the Navy has confirmed that no shots were fired.

3. A Shelter in Place Was Ordered

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A shelter in place was ordered and people near the base were asked to stay away in an “all hands remain clear” call.

4. 2 People Are in Now Custody

The Sailer and a friend were taken into custody, according to NBC San Diego.

4. The Base Has a Population of Around 22,000 Military and Civilian Personnel

The Point Loma naval base was opened in 1998 and serves as one of the biggest submarine bases in the pacific, housing the submarine base, fleet antisubmarine warfare training venter, fleet combat training center Pacific, space and naval warfare systems command, and fleet intelligence.