Updated Jun 6, 2014 - 11:32 am
Navy: Virginia base locked down after stabbing
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 been halted.
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.