Driver found with bomb-making materials at US naval air station

The North Island Naval Air Station in San Diego closed its inbound and outbound gates on Tuesday after a driver tried to enter with “bomb making materials,” officials said.

The gates remains closed as of Tuesday afternoon while the station, which is part of Naval Base Coronado, investigates, according to public affairs officer Kevin Dixon

The driver, who is currently in the custody of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, tried to enter the station this morning, Dixon told the Post. The driver’s vehicle was searched and the illicit materials were discovered.

The main gate of the naval air station.
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The base told people on social media to “stay away” from the main gate on North Island, and said the air station, commissary, exchange and visitor center “are closed until further notice.”

The base has not provided more details about the driver or what specific materials were found, and said it expects to update the public later in the day.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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