‘Active shooter’ report briefly causes lockdown at Naval Station Norfolk

PUBLISHED Tue, April 04, 2017 - 2:26pm EDT
Credit: Google

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.

No one was injured.

  Norfolk, VA     





Happening Now

Gunmen storm Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, take hostages

Big loser in government shutdown would be military: Trump

U.S. government shutdown begins after lawmakers fail to act

Rock legend Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdose

READ: Las Vegas police release report on October massacre


Listen to "BNO News - Breaking News Radio" on Spreaker.


Just want the important news? Sign up now for the fastest email alerts from BNO News. Click here to get started!


Gunmen storm Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, take hostages

WATCH LIVE: Police provide update on Las Vegas massacre

Strong earthquake hits the Gulf of California, no tsunami alert

North Dakota Blue Alert: Ulises Villalobos wanted in Bismarck

13 siblings held captive at California home, parents arrested


West Virginia Amber Alert: Nicole Hall abducted from Lewisburg

Key Virginia House race ends in tie, to be determined at random

U.S. FCC votes to repeal net neutrality rules

Rock star Johnny Hallyday, the ‘French Elvis,’ dead at 74

Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, move embassy