A lockdown at Naval Base Kitsap-Keyport, Washington, ended around 5:15 p.m. local time, officials said in a statement.
The base went into lockdown around 2 p.m. “after an individual approached the main gate with a possible explosive device found during a vehicle inspection,” base officials said.
The vehicle’s driver was taken into custody and is being questioned by Navy security forces.
Military working dogs conducted a sweep of the vehicle and surrounding area, and elements of an explosive ordnance disposal unit assessed the situation and determined there was no threat.
Security forces and EOD personnel determined that the suspicious items “were camera components with wires and batteries.”
The base is about 30 minutes north of the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and serves as a “quiet-water range” for torpedo manufacturing and testing, and is also a developmental site for sea drones.
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