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.