Shots Fired at Knife-Wielding Man Near Navy Base

An officer guarding a Connecticut Navy base fired shots at a knife-wielding man who had allegedly tried to enter through a pedestrian gate, authorities said.

Two Navy Civilian Police Officers were injured by the ricochet of the bullets fired by the civilian Navy police officer.

The suspect, who has not been identified, had accosted a security officer at 7 p.m. near the entrance of the Naval Submarine Base in New London, prompting the officer to fire his weapon, authorities said.

The two injured officers were transported to a local hospital for treatment. Their conditions were not made public.

"The suspect was not apparently injured," according to a news release issued by the Naval Submarine Base New London.

The suspect was taken into custody and turned over to Groton Town Police.

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