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Naval Station Norfolk lifts lockdown following bomb threat

Naval Station Norfolk (U.S. Navy/Released)
August 02, 2017

This is a breaking news story.

Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia iwas under lockdown and a shelter in place order after a bomb threat was revealed Wednesday morning.

The lockdown has since been lifted.


This came only two days after a lockdown for several hours following a suspected diver in a secured area off Pier 7 on Monday.

First Coast News reported that the regional dispatch center received the bomb threat call around 6 a.m., and that military working dogs were sent to sweep the base.

“At approximately 7:45 a.m., a military working dog alerted on a vehicle in the vicinity of Pier 14,” First Coast News reported. “In response, Pier 14 is on security alert, and has been secured to pedestrian and vehicular traffic.”


A shelter in place was issued for the following buildings and locations: Q-80, Q-33, Q-133, Q-50, W-5, W-313, X-218, and Piers 11, 12 and 14.

NCIS, Naval Station Norfolk Security and Fire and Emergency Response responded and are investigating the incident.

Naval Station Norfolk is home to about 60 ships, including the brand-new USS Gerald Ford.