‘Active shooter’ report briefly causes lockdown at Naval Station Norfolk
PUBLISHED Tue, April 04, 2017 - 2:26pm EDT
Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia was briefly put on lockdown after a sailor reported that there could be an active shooter at the Navy base, officials say. The alert was lifted a short time later when nothing was found. (more)
The lockdown was issued just after 2 p.m. ET on Tuesday when a sailor told officials that there could be an armed person in building M-51, which is located at Moffett Avenue and Pocahontas Street. A lockdown was immediately issued.
It was not immediately known why the sailor believed there could have been an active shooter, but the M-51 building was searched and nothing was found. M-51 houses Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station Atlantic.
During the brief alert, which was lifted at about 2:30 p.m., personnel were urged to evacuate building M-51 or, if they were unable to, barricade themselves inside an office. Other buildings at the base were placed on lockdown.