Why Shore Drive was closed yesterday near Gate 5

Near intersection with Shore Drive and Independence Boulevard. (WAVY/Liz Palka)

Near intersection with Shore Drive and Independence Boulevard. (WAVY/Liz Palka)

WAVY.com coverage including video:

Fort Story PAO Scott Mohr tells WAVY.com someone dropped off a suspicious package at Gate 5, near Independence Boulevard. The incident was treated as a bomb threat and an Explosive Ordnance Disposal team from Naval Station Norfolk was called to check on the contents of the package.

WTKR.com coverage including video:

One person has been detained for questioning, according to the FBI. The base is now operating normally.

Westbound Shore Drive and Independence Road were closed, but reopened at about 8 pm.

13NewsNow.com coverage including video:

13News Now Reporter Arrianee LeBeau spoke with a man who saw the suspect drop the package. Listen to her interview . . .

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