San Diego Naval base lockdown prompted by sailor playing with air soft gun

Young sailor was playing with air soft gun in barracks, causing another tenant to report an armed person.
By Danielle Haynes Follow @DanielleHaynes1 Contact the Author   |   April 24, 2014 at 8:14 PM

SAN DIEGO, April 24 (UPI) -- Personnel at Naval Base Point Loma in San Diego were told to shelter in place Thursday morning after a report was called in on what turned out to be a sailor playing with an air soft gun.

The partial lockdown on the base was issued around 10:50 a.m. after a tenant at the base reported an armed person.

Base Commanding Officer Scott Adams said the person playing with the air soft gun was a "young, enlisted sailor" who lives on base.

"He was actually firing shots of the air soft pistol out of the window toward a mirror in the parking lot," Adams said.

The sailor and a friend were both taken into custody without incident.

Weapons aren't permitted in barracks on the base, but it wasn't clear if an air soft gun is considered a weapon.

The Naval Criminal Investigative Service was investigating the incident.

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