PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Navy says it has put a Virginia base on lockdown
following a stabbing.
The stabbing occurred Friday at Naval Support Activity Portsmouth Annex, which
is home to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth.
Social media posts by Navy Region Mid-Atlantic say a service member was
stabbed and was in taken to a hospital in critical condition. No suspect has been caught. Traffic in and out of the base has also
— The Virginian-Pilot (@PilotNews) June 6, 2014
The stabbing victim’s condition is not known. Capt. Michael “Jake” Johansson, commanding officer of Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads, said the men knew each other and got into an altercation.
Navy public affairs officials said they were still collecting details on the
incident and would provide further details later Friday morning.
Aria Howard's friends texting her from inside – they're ok but still on lockdown, barricaded the door with a bookshelf. @WAVY_News
— Lex Gray (@LexGrayWAVY) June 6, 2014
The annex is home to the nation’s first medical hospital.