California military base locked down after vehicle drives through gate – KGET 17

CORONADO, Calif. (AP) – A California military base is on lockdown after a vehicle drove through the facility’s main gate without stopping, a military spokesman said.

Naval Base Coronado spokesman Kevin Dixon told KNSD-TV that the driver was taken into custody by base guards after a “gate driver” drove through the entrance of Naval Air Station North Island, part of Naval Air Station Coronado, without stopping Friday night.

Several patrol cars surrounded the entrance near 3rd Street and Alameda Boulevard in Coronado around 10:30 p.m., KNSD-TV reported.

Multiple gates at the airport near San Diego were closed while security personnel checked the facility, Dixon said.

A post on Naval Base Coronado’s Facebook page early Saturday read: “The main gate of Naval Air Station North Island is currently closed due to a security incident. Please stay away from the main gate while security investigates.”

The Coronado Police Department is investigating along with military police, KNSD-TV reported.

Naval Air Station North Island is one of eight US military installations that make up Naval Base Coronado.

In February 2022, a driver with bomb-making material was found at the same gate of the base. The materials were not assembled in the device, and the driver was detained for questioning, the base announced at the time.

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