Normal operations resume at Naval Station Norfolk after bomb threat near Pier 14

Posted at 8:21 AM, Aug 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-02 13:37:44-04

NORFOLK, Va. - Naval Station Norfolk has resumed normal operations after a bomb threat was called in Wednesday morning.

The bomb threat was received as a phone call to the Naval Station Norfolk Emergency 911 phone line around 6 a.m.

After the threat was received, security officials deployed several military working dogs to sweep several areas on base. At approximately 7:45 a.m., one dog alerted to a vehicle in the area of Pier 14.

Piers 11, 12 and 14 were placed on lockdown and all of the piers were secured to vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Several nearby buildings were also issued a shelter-in-place order.

After an extensive inspection by the Explosive Ordnance Disposal team, the vehicle has been cleared and not deemed as a threat.

Around 10:45 a.m., the shelter-in-place order was lifted and all piers were reopened to vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

This threat comes just two days after a diver was spotted in the water by the piers, prompting a lockdown of the piers that lasted much of the day.

This is a developing situation. Stay with News 3 for updates.

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