Virginia: Multiple Bomb Threats to Virginia Military Bases

Submitted by mhochberg on Thu, 08/03/2017 - 00:00

 

TRIPwire, 3 August 2017, 0700

On 3 August 2017 at approximately 0750 hours local time, an employee at Norfolk Naval Shipyard discovered a bomb threat written on a restroom wall near a complex of work trailers. Navy law enforcement officials and Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) members responded and immediately evacuated the buildings. On 2 August at approximately 0600 local time, a bomb threat was received by Norfolk Naval Shipyard’s Emergency 911 line threatening an unspecified area of the naval station. Four aircraft carriers, which were docked at the pier, were placed on lockdown after an EOD canine unit became alerted of a suspicious vehicle. Naval station EOD members searched the vehicle and gave the all-clear at approximately 1100 hours local time. Also, on 2 August at approximately 0920 hours local time, the first of five bomb threats were called in to Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek, located approximately five miles from Norfolk Naval Shipyard. The calls threatened specific ships, a medical clinic and the Personnel Support Detachment. The buildings were briefly evacuated, but reopened soon after searches returned nothing suspicious. NCIS continues to investigate the threats.