PENSACOLA, Florida (WKRG) At 7:40 the Public Affairs Office gave the all clear, saying the suspicious package was an 8×10 envelope. The envelope was left on the counter in the welcome center.
A suspicious package closed down the main gate at NAS Pensacola Monday afternoon.
The Explosive Ordinance Disposal team from Eglin Airforce Base arrived just after 6:20 p.m. Monday to assess the situation. A deputy at the scene told us a robot had been deployed.
The call came in around 3:50 pm. Multiple agencies are on the scene: NAS Base Security Forces, Gulf Coast Emergency Services, and bomb-sniffing dogs.
The west gate to the facility is still open.
News 5 has a crew on the way. We will keep you informed by providing updates on this web story and during our newscasts.