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QUANTICO, Va. (AP) _ A man who apparently tried to enter Marine Corps Base Quantico illegally on Sunday was shot in the arm while fleeing from security guards.

Base spokesman Maj. Tim Keefe said a guard stationed at the entrance checkpoint spotted a weapon inside a pickup truck as the man tried to enter in the vehicle at about 5 p.m.

``Evidently, this individual tried to flee the checkpoint and was pursued by military police on the western portion of the base,'' Keefe said.

The driver abandoned his truck and was fleeing on foot and ``sustained a gunshot wound to the arm,'' Keefe said. He said he had no further information about the shooting.

The man's identity was not immediately released.

The suspect was hospitalized. Marine Corps authorities did not immediately release information about his condition and hospital officials directed calls to the Marine Corps.