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Video: Man Charged in Attack on Officers at Connecticut Naval Base

November 14, 2014  | 

VIDEO: Man Attacks Officers at Connecticut Naval Base

The man accused of "swinging a knife" and assaulting officers at the Groton submarine base in Connecticut Thursday evening will remain in federal custody until a detention hearing scheduled for noon Wednesday, reports NBC.

According to a spokesperson for the Navy, Gary Ray Brunache, 35, of Norwich, showed up to the base armed with a knife Thursday evening, prompting an officer to open fire. One Navy civilian officer was caught in the crossfire and a second was stabbed in the leg.

Brunache, who said he went to the base to see his brother, walked from Norwich to the Navy base around 7 p.m. Thursday. He became frustrated when officers at the main gate on Crystal Lake Road wouldn't let him in and began "swinging a knife" at Officer Brian McCarthy, according to the NCIS officer who filed a complaint against him.

Officer William Kephart fired pepper spray at Brunache, who stabbed Kephart in the leg, NCIS officials said. McCarthy fired three rounds and missed, but officers "eventually subdued" Brunache.


Comments (6)

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Ima Leprechaun @ 11/15/2014 2:28 AM

I have found swinging a knife at Officers to be a sure fire way to gain entry to a highly secure naval base. Get well wishes and I hope for a speedy recovery to Officer Kephart.

Richard Ross @ 11/15/2014 9:15 AM

You never carry a knife to a gunfight. Don't bring up the 21 foot rule.

Ronald Cole @ 11/15/2014 10:08 AM

Gun control, keeping officers safe

Ronald Cole @ 11/15/2014 10:09 AM

Gun Control, keeping officers safe

Capt. Crunch @ 11/15/2014 2:01 PM

The officers need more range training please.

kevCopAz @ 11/15/2014 3:03 PM

Glad the officers are OK, but really pepper spray a guy with a knife if he is close enough to stab you??? Training issues? One should see KNIFE… USE GUN! end of knife fight.
PS I agree, one officer needs tactical training reference a knife attack (shoot them) and the other needs that training as well as range practice.

Scary to think a nut with a knife can even cause this much hassle at a nuke sub base. Heaven forbid if well armed terrorists decide to assault the base. Shouldn't this type of base (nuke subs) be guarded like a nuclear power plant? Anyone past a certain koine shot on the spot, end of intrusion investigation to follow.

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