Parts of Naval Base San Diego were shut down Monday morning after K-9 units indicated there was explosive residue in a car on the Navy Exchange-Commissary compound. NBC 7’s Sherene Tagharobi has the latest.
Military police responded to the report of a suspicious vehicle at Naval Base San Diego Monday morning.
Officials evacuated an area near the commissary and NEX for a suspicious vehicle just after 6:30 a.m.
NBC 7 has learned the vehicle was found right next to the base package store, right across the street from commissary.
A K9 team was brought out and detected residue of a possible explosive. Officials then called in an Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit from Coronado.
After several hours, EOD cleared the vehicle and reported that they had found no bombs.
The two affected gates in the area of 32nd and Main, Harbor Drive and 28th were closed for several hours while proper procedures were followed officials said.
All gates to the base were reopened by 11:30 a.m.
The owner of the vehicle was identified as a sailor. Officials detained and questioned the person after the vehicle was searched.
The base social media accounts initially alerted personnel that the Commissary and NEX have been secured.
Store managers were hoping to open doors by noon.