A spokeswoman at Naval Station Norfolk confirmed the male suspect had identification to get on the base but breached security to reach the USS Mahan around 11:20 p.m. Monday at Pier 1 on the base.
According to CBS affiliate WTKR, a scuffle occurred when security forces would not let the suspect past the entrance to the Mahan. During the scuffle, the suspect grabbed a gun from the Petty Officer on watch and shot a male sailor who was responding to the breach.
Operations returned to normal Tuesday, but Pier 1 was being treated as an active crime scene as of Tuesday morning.
USS Mahan is an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, and the fourth such vessel named after Alfred Thayer Mahan, a naval theorist in the 19th Century.
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