Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, CA–A man armed with a knife was shot by base personnel Friday as he attempted to drive through Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego.
A vehicle attempted to board Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego at around 11:50 a.m. at the Gate 5 checkpoint, base officials said.
Base personnel issued verbal commands to stop the vehicle at which point the individual exited their vehicle and approached with a knife and hostile intent. After several warnings, the individual was shot by base personnel. Emergency services were called and the individual was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:16 p.m.
The incident is currently under investigation by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.