“All Clear” Given After Navy Yard Evacuation

Threat had been made against military facilities.

Photo | Jeff Fusco

Photo | Jeff Fusco

An “all clear” has been given at the Navy Yard after it was evacuated this morning due to an unspecified “security threat.”

“The threat was reportedly made about 10:30 a.m., and the Navy Yard, in South Philadelphia, and the Naval Support Activity facility (part of the Defense Logistics Agency), in the city’s Lawncrest section, were both evacuated and employees sent home for the day,” KYW reported.

NBC News added: “The U.S. Navy Yard in Philadelphia was placed under heightened security measures Tuesday after the FBI informed the base of a potential threat of a terrorist attack, officials told NBC News.”

By noon, Philadelphia Police said the threat was unfounded. However, KYW reported, workers continued to leave the Navy Yard even after the “all clear” was given.

More as details become available.