PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) - Although some officials say the USS Eisenhower is scheduled to return to port by the end of the month, her homecoming may be delayed based on the president's recent statements regarding the conflict.
President Barack Obama sent a stern warning to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad a few days ago.
"If you make the tragic mistake of using these weapons there will be consequences and you will be held accountable," Obama said
The Eisenhower went through the suez Canal Dec. 1 and was off the coast of Syria the following Tuesday. Aboard the Eisenhower are eight fighter/attack squadrons with 8,000 Sailors. Alongside the Eisenhower is the Norfolk-based Iwo Jima Amphibous Ready Group carrying almost 3,000 Marines.
A spokesperson for the U.S. Fleet Forces Command in Norfolk told WAVY.com Monday that as far as he knows, the Eisenhower is expected home by the end of the month.
A local convicted robber will serve 15 years behind bars for his part in a robbery at the Oceanfront two years ago.
Charges have been made in a domestic abuse investigation involving a 74-year-old woman in Elizabeth City.
Witnesses tell WAVY.com the attack of a shopper was the cause of a heavy police presence at the Ross department store at Military Circle in Norfolk Wednesday night.