UPDATE: (4 p.m.) — Navy officials say nothing suspicious was found after security sweeps and “extensive inspections.”
NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Authorities are responding to a bomb threat reported at a ship repair service in Norfolk.
A Norfolk police spokesperson said Marine Hydraulics International received a bomb threat for the USS Monterey (CG 61) at their dock off Warrington Avenue — in the Chelsea neighborhood — around 11:30 a.m.
Police said officers and fire-rescue personnel responded to the scene, along with the Norfolk Fire Marshal’s Office. “Security sweeps and extensive inspections” are being conducted, and Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) is also involved.
According to its website, Marine Hydraulics International does work for commercial ship owners, the U.S. Navy, Military Sealift Command and Maritime Administration.
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