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Naval Station Everett on lockdown, bomb teams onsite

EVERETT, Wash., September 14, 2023Naval Station Everett was on lockdown Thursday afternoon following reports at approximately 1:15 p.m. of a suspicious package found in a vehicle that pulled up to the base gate at its north entrance.

Everett Police Department, Snohomish County Sheriff, Washington State Patrol, Naval Criminal Investigative Service and the Federal Bureau of Investigation assisted with the response. Explosive Ordnance Disposal crews from the Navy as well as our local law enforcement agency partners assisted with the examination of the suspicious device.

After thorough examination, the device was determined not to be a threat and an “all clear” signal has been given. Naval Station Everett has resumed normal operations. No injuries were reported.

Navy coordinated with the City of Everett and Port of Everett to ensure the safety of personnel on base and those in the surrounding community throughout this response. Children that were evacuated from the base Child Development Center as a precaution were taken back to the CDC for parents to pick up at that location.

An Emergency Family Assistance Center phone line was established to assist affected Navy personnel, families, and dependents at (425) 304-3725. The base information line was also updated for Navy personnel looking for current information at (425) 304-5665.

During the incident, access to the base was restricted to support the emergency response and 2,000-foot evacuation is in progress. One building, the Child Development Center, was evacuated as a precaution and all base personnel were instructed to remain indoors, sheltered in place.

Sources close to the incident told the Lynnwood Times that at least three people were detained for questioning related to the incident.

Everett Police has closed W Marine View Drive in both directions around the Navy base as a precaution. Motorists are asked to find alternate routes.

FEATURED IMAGE: Naval Station Everett Facebook page.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Article updated at 5:23 p.m. on Thursday, September 14, 2023.

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