Naval Base Point Loma lockdown lifted

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SAN DIEGO — A lockdown at Naval Base Point Loma was lifted Thursday afternoon after a report of a “suspicious person” turned out to be unfounded, officials said.

The base said on Facebook that a “suspicious person” was spotted in the area of the Harbor Drive installation, and that all personnel there were asked to find shelter in the nearest building. Everyone was asked to remain indoors until more information was available.

After officials detained the person for questioning, it was determined that the report of a “suspicious person” was a misunderstanding and that the person was working on the base, according to a base spokeswoman.

The Gateway Youth Center and the Patrick Wade Child Development Center were briefly placed on lockdown, but shortly before 1:30 p.m., the facilities were secured and parents were permitted to pick up their children, according to the base.

Naval Base Point Loma is made up of six installations and home to five ships and a submarine.

We will update this developing story as we learn more.

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