A person who was suspected of being armed with a knife was shot and killed on Friday at the entrance to San Diego’s Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) by military base personnel, according to local reports.
The San Diego Police Department said it was called just after midday notifying that a military base guard opened fire on a person, reported KGTV.
Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) officials said in a statement a car tried to enter the facility at the Gate 5 checkpoint on Washington Street and Pacific Highway at 11:50 a.m., reported KFMB.
Guards warned the car to stop, at which point the driver emerged from the car, allegedly holding a knife, and approached the guards at the gate with “hostile intent.”
The person was shot after he ignored several commands to stop, according to the statement.
Emergency services responded, but the person was pronounced dead at the scene.
The person’s identity has not been made public.
Local NBC reporter Artie Ojeda shared a photo of the scene on Twitter, showing a vehicle at the entrance of the military base.
The Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) will handle the investigation into the fatal shooting, because it took place on federal property.
In a statement to outlets, the NCIS said it cannot provide further details at present “[o]ut of respect for the ongoing investigative process,” reported CNN.