SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. (WAVY) – A Marine from Virginia is in a San Diego hospital after she was stabbed several times on base at Camp Pendelton.
A U.S. Marine Corps spokesperson told WAVY.com the incident happened Saturday at Camp Pendleton in San Diego County, Cali.
WAVY News 10 confirmed through another source that Emily Hammonds is the victim in the stabbing. She graduated from Hermitage High School in Richmond, Virginia, and lived for a while in Virginia Beach before graduating from the Maine Corp’s Recruit Training facility at Paris Island. From there, the Marines put her to work at Camp Pendelton in San Diego. That is were she was attacked Sunday morning with a “sharp object,” according to a Marine spokesperson.
She is listed in stable condition at Scripps Mercy Hospital.
So far, an investigation indicates her attacker was a fellow Marine. Although the service is saying very little about the incident, they have confirmed that another marine has been detained in connection with the incident.
The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is handling the case.
Friends and relatives have been showing their concern and support for Emily. Her sister, Jenn Hammonds, who, according to her Facebook page is also from Virginia Beach but lives in Glenn Allen, flew to California to be at her sister’s side.
For now, the family is asking for privacy.
WAVY.com will also continue to follow up with the Marine Corps and NCIS to see if and when any charges are filed and if in fact, a fellow marine is responsible.
Information on what led to the stabbing was also not available.