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Gate closed at NASCC due to police activity

Posted: 3:58 PM, Feb 25, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-25 20:29:42-05

UPDATE: NASCC reports that the Main gate has now reopened. The base says the suspect vehicle was searched and by CCPD bomb squad and deemed not to be a threat.

The South/Main Gate has opened to all traffic.The truck that had been detained has been searched and cleared by CCPD bomb squad, rendered safe and deemed not a threat.

Posted by Naval Air Station Corpus Christi on  Monday, February 25, 2019

 


The South Gate at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi is closed due to police activity.

According to NASCC, at about 2:45 p.m. base security personnel stopped a truck at the base’s Commercial Vehicle Inspection Gate that had a Be On The Look Out alert attached to it.

A military working dog alerted to the vehicle, and the driver was detained.

The base says a perimeter has been established, and as a result, the Main Gate has been closed.

NASCC is directing all incoming and outgoing base traffic to the North Gate on Ocean Drive.

Texas A&M Corpus Christi has issued a Code Blue warning faculty of traffic delays due to the closure.

TAMU-CC Code Blue: NAS-CC has experienced a partial closure. You may experience heavy traffic delays near campus. We will provide updates if we receive additional information that affects campus.

Posted by Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi on  Monday, February 25, 2019

The base says Corpus Christi Police and the Criminal Investigation Division are currently at the scene.

This is a developing story and more information will be reported as it becomes available.