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Navy: Base Shooting Suspect Didn't Have Own Weapon

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USS MahanA civilian suspect approached a destroyer docked at the world's largest naval base late Monday, disarmed a petty officer on watch and fatally shot a sailor, according to the Navy.

Navy security forces then killed the suspect, who was authorized to be at Naval Station Norfolk and did not bring his own weapon on base, according to the Navy's statement. No other fatalities or injuries were reported.

The male sailor was shot about 11:20 p.m. on the USS Mahan, a guided-missile destroyer, base spokeswoman Terri Davis said Tuesday. She said she couldn't say whether the suspect had permission to be onboard.

The base was briefly on lockdown. Davis would not describe any other circumstances of the shooting but said the scene was secure as of early Tuesday.

The Navy will release both men's names once their families are notified, Davis said.

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