CORPUS CHRISTI, TX. (THECOUNT) — Naval Air Station-Corpus Christi currently is on lockdown.

An armed suspect was located near NAS Building 8 on-base and has been taken into custody, said Public Information Office Fifi Kieshnick.


A shelter-in-place advisory issued earlier in the morning still is in effect, reports KRIS.

The Corpus Christi Police Department has been called in to help with traffic caused by the lockdown.


Geo quick facts: Corpus Christi is a Texas city on the Gulf of Mexico. It’s tucked into a bay and its beaches are sheltered by Padre and Mustang islands. The Padre Island National Seashore is home to migratory birds and endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtles. The harborfront Texas State Aquarium has touch pools, an aquatic nursery and a shark exhibit. Nearby, a WWII aircraft carrier, USS Lexington, now houses a naval aviation museum – wikipedia.

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