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Navy SEAL being held in MCAS Miramar brig, report says

Posted: 3:01 PM, Sep 21, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-21 22:01:58Z

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Navy SEAL is being held in a military brig while authorities investigate the stabbing death of an Islamic State combatant while he was subdued in Iraq last year.

The Navy Times reported Friday the unidentified SEAL based in California was being held in the brig at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, though he has not been charged with a crime. Such confinement is allowed in the military justice system.

Naval Special Warfare spokeswoman Cmdr. Tamara Lawrence confirmed to The Associated Press that a Naval Special Warfare unit member is under investigation but declined to give details.

The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is leading the investigation.

The Navy Times said its report was based on interviews with seven Navy officials.