Coronado Naval base main gate reopens after 'security situation'


CORONADO, Calif. — The discovery of a potentially suspicious device attached to a truck entering Naval Air Station North Island Tuesday prompted a roughly hourlong closure of the main gate to the installation along with nearby public traffic lanes until authorities determined the object was innocuous.

An inspector at the naval aviation facility on the north end of the Coronado peninsula noticed the unidentified object — a box with a wire protruding from it — on the undercarriage of the commercial vehicle during a routine check about 8:30 a.m., said Kevin Dixon, public affairs officer for the station.

The report came in around 8:30 a.m. The incident was investigated as some military bases in San Diego have instituted heightened security measures during rising tensions in the Middle East.

The Coronado Police Department confirmed to FOX 5 officers helped the base with traffic control while the main gate was closed.

Around 9:20 a.m. the main gate was re-opened by officials.

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