Marine stabbed to death during training at Camp Pendleton

Posted at 2:26 PM, Jan 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-16 20:43:56-05

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (KGTV) - A Marine died of stab wounds on Camp Pendleton just before 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, according to the U.S. Marine Corps.

The Marine was part of the School of Infantry, said public information officer Brian Villiard.

According to base officials, two Marines were involved in an "incident." One of the Marines died and the other was put in confinement at Camp Pendleton, according to Captain Josh Pena. 

NCIS is currently investigating and trying to determine why a troop was killed on home soil. 

Base officials said the Marine Corps still needed to alert the family of their loss. Per their policy, they plan to wait 24 hours after notifying the next of kin to release the name of the Marine who was killed.