On Saturday, June 13, an intruder was shot and killed after entering the Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Detachment Kodiak’s compound in Alaska. The reports are preliminary and detailed information is murky at best.

Jason Vinburg, age 30, was mortally wounded during the incident. He illegally gained access to the compound and attempted to enter a building. According to Alaska State Troopers, Vinburg was tapping on the windows of the guard building with a knife. It can be assumed that this building is where the guard/watchstander on duty was located.

The watchstander addressed Vinburg and requested that he leave immediately. After doing so, the guard went to verify that Vinburg had left. At that point, Vinburg was still on the compound. When the guard addressed Vinburg a second time, Vinburg began walking towards the guard, while brandishing his knife. Vinburg continued to walk towards the guard after he had been repeatedly ordered to stop. It was then that the guard was required to take defensive action, shooting Vinburg. When medics arrived, he was declared dead.

Jeff Houston, a Navy Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) spokesman, reported that the service member serving on guard duty that night is doing well and is receiving full support from his command and Naval Special Warfare. NCIS is spearheading the investigation, with the support of Alaska State Troopers and the Coast Guard Investigative Service.