Nothing suspicious found following bomb threat called into USS Leyte Gulf

170530-N-HV059-110 STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR (May 30, 2017) The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) transitsthe Strait of Gibraltar, May 30, 2017. Leyte Gulf is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sonja Wickard/Released)

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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USS Leyte Gulf. Photo courtesy: U.S. Navy.