A bomb threat being investigated at Pier 14 at Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Virginia.
According to reports, officials at Naval Station Norfolk say they are investigating a reported bomb threat at Pier 14. At this time, Pier 14 is on lockdown.
The bomb threat was received via phone call around 6 AM on Wednesday, August 2. At this time, ships are not being allowed to dock at the pier until the threat is over.
No further information is available at this time.
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According to base spokesperson Kelly Wirfel, military working dogs were deployed in response to the threat, to sweep various areas of the base.
Wirfel says one of the dogs alerted on a vehicle in the vicinity of Pier 14 around 7:45 a.m. This is at the very northern end of the base.
Wirfel says the pier is on lockdown, and is restricted for pedestrians and vehicle traffic. NCIS is on scene, along with base security.
About Naval Station Norfolk
Naval Station Norfolk is a United States Navy base in Norfolk, Virginia. It supports naval forces in the United States Fleet Forces Command, those operating in the Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, and the Indian Ocean.
The installation occupies about 4 miles of waterfront space and 11 miles of pier and wharf space of the Hampton Roads peninsula known as Sewell’s Point. It is the world’s largest naval station, with the largest concentration of U.S. Navy forces through 75 ships alongside 14 piers and with 134 aircraft and 11 aircraft hangars at the adjacently operated Chambers Field and Port Services controls more than 3,100 ships’ movements annually as they arrive and depart their berths.
Air Operations conducts over 100,000 flight operations each year, an average of 275 flights per day or one every six minutes. Over 150,000 passengers and 264,000 tons of mail and cargo depart annually on Air Mobility Command aircraft and other AMC-chartered flights from the airfield’s AMC Terminal.
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