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Navy Officers Injured In Incident Outside Of Sub Base

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Navy Submarine Base New London, Groton CT  (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Navy Submarine Base New London, Groton CT (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

GROTON, Conn. (AP/CBS Connecticut) _ Authorities say two Navy civilian police officers have been wounded while confronting a knife-wielding man at a Connecticut base.

Navy officials say an officer guarding the submarine base in Groton Thursday night around 7 p.m. fired shots at the man who allegedly had tried to enter through a pedestrian gate.

Authorities say one officer was injured by the ricochet of bullets. The second officer suffered a minor stab wound to the leg. Both have been treated and released from Lawrence + Memorial Hospital.

Officials say the suspect was taken to L + M Hospital for observation. He was not injured. His name has not yet been released.

The investigation is ongoing.

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