The series of bomb threats today in Norfolk ― separate from this morning’s threat at Naval Station Norfolk ― continued this afternoon as Joint Expeditionary Base-Little Creek received yet another call, making the tally at the base today five.
Three of the calls were directed at three ships and two at shore-based commands.
The latest threat was directed at the dock landing ship Oak Hill at 1:11 p.m., Scott Moore, spokesman for Little Creek, told Navy Times in a phone call.
“Base security has responded and their sweep of the pier is complete,” Moore said. “The ship is still conducting their search, so they remain on lockdown.”
As of 12:30 p.m. Eastern, three of the threats were cleared and one — directed at the dock landing ship Gunston Hall — was also still under investigation, Moore said.
“Pier 16 is secured to all pedestrian and vehicular traffic,” said Moore. “The installation’s harbor remains secured to military traffic and the Moral Welfare and Recreation marina on base remains secured to boat traffic.”
The first call — intended for the dock landing ship Whidbey Island — came in at 9:20 a.m. The all-clear was given at 12:27 p.m.
A subsequent threat was received at about 9:55 a.m. at the Admiral Joel T. Boone Branch Health Clinic. The clinic was evacuated, but following a security sweep of the building, it re-opened and returned to normal operations just after 11 a.m., according to Moore.
The next threat came at approximately 10:55 a.m., and was called in to the base Personnel Support Detachment.
“As a precautionary measure, the facility was evacuated,” Moore said. “No threat was found and PSD resumed normal operations at 11:24 a.m.”
The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is investigating whether the threats received today, both at Norfolk Naval Station and at Little Creek are related, Moore said.