One Dead After Rogue Sailor Goes On Rampage On British Nuclear Sub

HMS Astute

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An officer on the nuclear submarine HMS Astute was shot and killed today, and another sailor injured, at just after noon local time.The ship was docked, in port, at Southhampton. A Royal Navy serviceman has been arrested and Sky News reports that weapon was  possibly a 9 mm.

The shooting occurred while the Mayor of Southhampton, the leader of the council and the chief executive were all aboard.

The ship had arrived at Southhampton, Wednesday, for a five day stay after six and a half weeks at sea.

Sources within the British government are making clear this was not a terrorist threat and there was no risk to the reactor on board the newly commissioned submarine.