From Fox News Pentagon Producer Justin Fishel:
Fox News can confirm Aaron Alexis had a military issued CAC card (common access card) which he most likely used to enter the base. It’s not a swipe system. He just needs to show the card and in doing so he would NOT have been subjected to metal detectors or a search of any kind.
Senior military officials say he most likely shot his way into building 197 because that building requires a separate security pass that he did not have.
Senior military officials also confirm that one of the weapons he used was a pistol that he retrieved from a security officer he shot and killed.
Navy Secretary Ray Mabus will order today security reviews for all Navy and Marine installations.
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