BREAKING: Naval Medical Center in San Diego, California warned of a possible active shooter at the military hospital Tuesday morning and urged those at the facility to “run, hide or fight.”
This is only a few months after the deadly Islamic terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California. This is only 2.5 miles away from downtown San Diego.
This is an active situation and the shooter has not been caught:
The San Diego Police Department (SDPD) confirmed that officials at NMCSD reported shots fired in the facility, but could not offer further details at this time.
NMCSD advised all personnel to not report to work and avoid the area. Officials at the facility told NBC 7 that, as far as they know, this is not an active shooter drill or training.
At around 8:30 a.m., two California Highway Patrol officers were seen entering the facility through an emergency room entrance near Florida Drive. A steady stream of other patrol cars from multiple agencies could then be seen flowing into the area surrounding the military hospital.
By 8:45 a.m., a SWAT truck was seen storming the facility.
Naval Base Point Loma has been placed on lockdown, military officials said.
NMCSD staff is comprised of more than 6,500 military, civilian, contractor and volunteer personnel. The 272-bed, multispecialty hospital and ambulatory complex is located on 78.4 acres in the southeast corner of Balboa Park, about 2.5 miles from downtown San Diego.
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We will update this story as more details are made available. Let us pray for the people in San Diego today.