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Suspected gunman shot dead at entrance to San Diego military base

A man suspected of wielding a knife was killed at the entrance to the United States Marine Corps (MCRD) recruiting depot in San Diego, California.

Authorities say the man made his way to the base around noon on Friday and attempted to enter through Gate 5 before being shot.

According to the MCRD, the man got out of his vehicle and started walking towards the checkpoint with a knife, apparently ignoring warnings from the guards.

He was described as having “hostile intent,” a base spokesperson told Fox5, and was fatally injured by a guard who opened fire.

First responders arrived shortly after to confirm the death of the man, who has not been identified.

The MCRD base is located on Washington Street and Pacific Highway in San Diego, and next to the San Diego International Airport.

This is the first training milestone for recruits entering the United States Marine Corps on the West Coast, and in 2021 celebrated its 100th anniversary.

An investigation is underway.

“Out of respect for the ongoing investigative process, at this time, we are unable to provide further details,” the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, which is leading the investigation, told NBC 7.

The independent contacted MCRD for comment.

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