A military base in California was put on lockdown Friday night after vehicles passed through the facility’s main gate without stopping, a military spokesman said.
Kevin Dixon, spokesperson for Naval Base Coronado told KNSD-TV The driver was detained by base guards after a “gate runner” drove non-stop through the entrance of the North Island Naval Air Station, part of Naval Station Coronado.
Several police cars surrounded the entrance near Coronado’s Third Street and Alameda Boulevard around 10:30 p.m., KNSD-TV reported.
Multiple gates at the air base near San Diego were closed while security personnel checked the facility, Dixon said.
“Due to a security incident, the front gate of Naval Air Station North Island is currently closed. Please stay away from the front gate while security investigates,” the Coronado Naval Base Facebook page posted early Saturday morning. There was a post.
later that morning, Read another Facebook post“Gate 2 (carrier gate) is currently open to inbound and outbound vehicular traffic. Outbound main gate on 4th Street is open to vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Inbound at main gate is security. It remains closed due to activity.”
KNSD-TV reported that the Coronado Police Department was investigating the incident with the military police.
Naval Air Station North Island is one of eight US military installations that make up Naval Station Coronado.
In February 2022, a driver with bomb-making materials was found at the same gate at the base. The materials were not assembled into the device and the driver was detained for questioning, the base said at the time.
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