“All Clear” Given After Navy Yard Evacuation
Update: Philadelphia Police Department says it investigated Navy Yard after evacuation, found no credible threat. All clear given
— Ram Ramgopal (@RamCNN) June 16, 2015
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.”
The U.S. Navy has received security info, leading it to dismiss its Philly non-essential personnel for the day. The Navy Yard remains open.
— The Navy Yard (@NavyYardPhila) June 16, 2015
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.