Suspicious truck prompts shutdown at Naval Base San Diego

Naval Station San DiegoSAN DIEGO — Suspicious residue was found on a vehicle parked at Naval Base San Diego early Monday, prompting an investigation that closed two entrances to the base for several hours, officials said.

The vehicle, a truck, was discovered at about 6:30 a.m. parked by a package store. It was missing one wheel, according to a base spokeswoman.

A dog was brought in as part of the investigation and it alerted to the odor of some type of explosive residue, the spokeswoman said. As a precaution, that part of the base was secured and evacuated. The 32nd and 28th street entrances to the base were also closed to incoming traffic.

The truck’s owner, a Navy sailor, was located, the spokeswoman said.

Security personnel searched the truck and found nothing unusual, Navy officials said.

All gates to the base were reopened to normal traffic at about 11:20 a.m.

The patrol dogs are trained to alert to all kinds of explosives, including gunpowder resident, base officials said.