Virginia Navy Base on Lockdown After Stabbing

Portsmouth Naval Medical Center StabbingNBC News – by Elizabeth Chuck

A Virginia naval base is on lockdown after a stabbing, and security forces are hunting for the suspect.

It was not immediately clear how many people were injured in the stabbing at the Navy exchange near the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth in Portsmouth, Virginia.  

“Security forces are looking for a white male, 165 pounds, blond hair, blue eyes, wearing tan cargo pants and a white shirt,” the medical center posted to its Facebook page.

All staff and patients were told to shelter in place and an alert was sent out to staff, NBC affiliate reported.

“Code White, Code White, this is not a drill,” the message said.

The incident happened at around 9 a.m. A SWAT team was on the scene, WAVY said.

— Elizabeth Chuck

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