Bomb threat reported at San Diego Naval Base

Posted at 2:18 PM, Feb 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-17 16:00:18-05

A bomb threat was reported at Naval Base San Diego, prompting the evacuation of a pier on the base, a Navy official said.

Naval authorities responded to the threat at the base shortly after 11:15 a.m. PT, and a base official told Scripps station KGTV in San Diego the threat forced the evacuation of Pier 5.

Pier 4 was secured, the official said.

The details of the threat were not immediately available, but the official said it was considered a "general" threat.

KGTV learned NCIS personnel were dispatched to the pier, but no other information has been released as of 12:10 p.m. PT.