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San Diego Navy Base on Lockdown Amid Massive Manhunt

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The Navy says a San Diego base is on lockdown amid a massive search for a former Los Angeles police officer suspected of going on a killing spree.

Spokesman Keith Dixon says Thursday's lockdown at Naval Base Point Loma began after someone matching Christopher Dorner's description was seen in the area.

Dorner is a former officer in the Navy Reserve.

Numerous San Diego police, county sheriff's deputies and federal agents are at the base.

The military base on San Diego's Point Loma peninsula houses the Third Fleet Commander, the Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command, the Naval Warfare System Command and seven submarines.

LAPD says he was multiple weapons including an assault rifle with him.

LAPD Police Chief Charlie Beck says the massive manhunt for Dorner may be the largest in the department's history. 

Authorities issued a statewide "officer safety warning" and police were sent to protect people named in the posting that was believed to be written by fired officer Christopher Dorner. Among those mentioned were members of LAPD.

The search for Dorner, who was fired from the LAPD in 2008 for making false statements, began after he was linked to a weekend killing in Irvine. One of the victims was the daughter of a former police captain who had represented Dorner during the disciplinary hearing. Authorities believe Dorner opened fire early Thursday on police in area cities, killing a Riverside officer and wounding another. (AP)

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