NAS Key West, which (unbeknownst to most) played a small role in the Ironsides saga, was enriched in apparently the same manner as the Pensacola base in December.
Shortly after the initial statement, the base confirmed in a separate Facebook post that the immediate danger appeared to be over.
The statement read: “Naval Security Forces at NAS Corus Christi responded to an active shooter at approximately 6:15 a.m. this morning. The shooter has been neutralized. All gates on the installation remain closed while first responders process the scene. NCIS and local law enforcement are on scene.”
In a further update, the base wrote: “The active shooter is neutralized, however the scene is not clear. Remain in a lockdown status. For your safety, do not move around the base unless cleared to do so.”
It’s the second terrorism-related attack on a U.S. naval base in less than six months.
In December, a gunman killed three men and injured eight others at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida. The shooter, Saudi Arabian aviation student Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, was participating in a training exchange program with the U.S. Navy. He was killed at the scene.
Arab males, al-Qaeda, terrorism, “training” programs, let’s see… We need to ban Navy bases!