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Navy base lockdown lifted

LAKEHURST, N.J. (AP) -- A military spokeswoman says a delivery driver with a gun and something that sounded like gunfire caused officials to lock down a Navy base in Lakehurst, N.J.

Base spokeswoman Angel Lopez says security forces detained a delivery driver at one base entrance gate after he told them that he had a gun for personal protection. He was given a ticket and released.

Around the same time, Lopez says someone reported hearing shots fired at another entrance gate. Lopez says security forces did not find any sign that a gun had been fired and believe the report was unfounded.

The lockdown lasted for about an hour Monday.

The Lakehurst base is perhaps best known as the spot where the airship Hindenberg exploded in 1937.

 

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LAKEHURST, N.J. (AP) -- Officials have lifted a lockdown at a navy base in Lakehurst, N.J.

Senior Airman David Carbajal (CAR'-bah-hall), a spokesman, says there were several "incidents" Monday that he is not yet able to provide more information about. Carbajal says no shots were fired and the base is now secure.

The lockdown lasted about two hours and kept traffic from getting into or out of the base.

The base is perhaps best know as the spot where the airship Hindenberg exploded in 1937. Now known as the Naval Air Engineering Center, one of its main missions relates to the equipment used to launch aircraft from carriers at sea.

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LAKEHURST, N.J. (AP) -- Officials have locked down a navy base in Lakehurst, N.J.

Senior Airman David Carbajal (CAR'-bah-hall), a spokesman, says there were several "incidents" Monday that he is not yet able to provide more information about. Carbajal says no shots were fired.

The lockdown means traffic can't get in or out of the base.

The base is perhaps best know as the spot where the airship Hindenberg exploded in 1937. Now known as the Naval Air Engineering Center, one of its main missions relates to the equipment used to launch aircraft from carriers at sea.

 

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