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(NEW LONDON, Conn.) — A police 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.

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

One Navy Civilian Police Officer was injured by ricochet bullets and another officer suffered injuries from the knife.

Both officers were hospitalized and then released.

“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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