San Diego Navel Base Rocked by Shut Down Due to Bomb Threat

San Diego Navel Base Rocked by Shut Down Due to Bomb Threat


San Diego

A bomb threat was inscribed on a wall in a portable bathroom and was directed toward the men and women of a San Diego Naval base. The threat closed the San Diego base down for an hour on three of the piers of the Naval Base on Tuesday, May 17, 2016.

According to the “San Diego Union-Tribune”, the message was detected at 8:10 a.m. PST, on the inside of a portable toilet on the number 7 pier. The closing of pier 7 and along with piers 6 and 8 were evacuated. Also stated by the “San Diego Union-Tribune” was that the public affairs officer, Tina Stillions, the piers will be closed until the investigation is complete.

This marks the 17th bomb threat, according to the “San Diego Union-Tribune,” since the month of November 2015. All threats have been made in the portable toilets and on the piers surrounding the base. They have each been false threats but each one has to be taken seriously by all involved.

The Naval Criminal Investigative Services are offering a reward of $10,000 for any information leading to the arrests of those involved in these false bomb threats. The public is encouraged to leave tips by texting 274637 and then type in the messaging box “NCIS.”

By Tracy Blake


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