A malicious claim that a bomb had been planted at Naval Base San Diego forced the closure of part of the station Wednesday while military police investigated and found no threats.
A handwritten note making reference to Pier 5 at the Barrio Logan base prompted the security alert and evacuation of that wharf about 10:30 a.m., said Navy spokesman Brian O’Rourke. Officials also cleared out surrounding sites as a precaution.
A search of the area turned up nothing hazardous, and officers gave an all-clear about 1 p.m., O’Rourke said.
No suspects in the crime had been identified as of midafternoon, the spokesman said.
— City News Service
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