NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A bomb threat was called into guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG-55) Wednesday night, according to officials.
The ship was docked at Pier 6 at Naval Station Norfolk when the threat came in, around around 8:30 p.m.
Surface Force Atlantic Public Affairs Officer Courtney Hillson says the pier was immediately closed off and the ship was placed in security alert for an extensive inspection. The area was secured to all vehicles and pedestrians during the security sweep.
Officials say nothing suspicious was found and no injuries were reported during this incident.
At this time, officials have not released any information regarding the person(s) who called in the bomb threat.
The threat is still under investigation by the Naval Criminal Investigative Services (NCIS).
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