5 bomb threats interrupt normal operations at 2 Navy bases

03 Août, 2017, 21:52 | Author: Claudine Rigal
  • Naval Station Norfolk locks down piers after bomb threat reported

A bomb threat was found Thursday morning inside a bathroom at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, officials say.

An employee discovered the bomb threat at approximately 7:50 a.m., according to a shipyard spokesperson.

The building where the threat was discovered has been evacuated.

The trailers where the threat was found are used for conducting training for shipyard employees.The impact to the shipyard was localized to a small area.

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Base security swept the area with dogs which detected something in a vehicle around the USS Abraham Lincoln and Harry S. Truman aircraft carriers on Pier 14, according to The Pilot.

On Wednesday, five bomb threats were called in to Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story.

The Norfolk Naval Shipyard is located in Portsmouth.

Normal operations in Norfolk also were interrupted on Monday, when a sailor reported seeing a trespassing scuba diver near a pier. The sighting proved to be unfounded after a search.

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