"Fake General" Report Tied to Navy Base Closure

By R. Stickney
|  Saturday, Mar 23, 2013  |  Updated 5:41 AM PDT
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"Fake General" Report Tied to Navy Base Closure

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A San Diego-area military base was closed for about an hour Friday and one Navy doctor posted a possible reason on social media - someone was allegedly impersonating a two-star general.

The public affairs officer for Navy Region Southwest confirmed that Naval Base San Diego was shut down just after 11 a.m.

The spokesperson did not have information on what caused the closure however Lieutenant Commander Andy Baldwin, U.S. Navy physician, posted a message via Twitter, “ALERT: Naval Base San Diego is secured due to someone on base impersonating a 2 Star General. We are stuck on the ship until further notice.”

By noon, the base was open and back to business as usual.

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