(Reuters) - Two members of the U.S. Coast Guard were shot dead at an air base on Kodiak Island off Alaska, prompting an investigation by the FBI and a lockdown of the base and nearby schools, officials said on Thursday.
The Guardsmen were found fatally shot on Thursday at a communications center of the Coast Guard Base Kodiak, about 250 miles (400 km( southwest of Anchorage. Authorities were looking for a potential suspect who might be at large, the Coast Guard said.
FBI agents will direct the investigation, which is standard at a federal facility, FBI spokesman Eric Gonzalez said in Anchorage. He said there was "no indication that this is related to any kind of terrorist act."