MCAS Miramar

Driver Detained After Making Bomb Threat at MCAS Miramar Gate: USMC

Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, San Diego, Calif., May 14, 2020. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Julian Elliott-Drouin)

A driver was detained at a gate of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar on Wednesday after they claimed to have a bomb in their vehicle, a base spokesperson confirmed.

The driver approached the front gate of the 4th Tank Battalion, off Pomerado Road at around 3 p.m. and made the claim, according to MCAS Miramar spokesperson Captain Matt Gregory.

The driver was detained and the vehicle was searched. No evidence of explosives was found, Gregory said.

The gate and Pomerado Road, between Interstate 15 and Avenue of Nations, were closed at around 3:10 p.m. and reopened just before 5. San Diego Police Department officers responded, but the department did not comment on the incident.

No other information was available.

Earlier this month, a sailor was arrested at the main gate of Naval Air Station North Island in Coronado after bomb-making materials were found in his pickup truck.

The bomb-making materials were not assembled into an explosive device, a base spokesperson said.

NBC 7's Dana Griffin ahs what we know so far.
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