Suspicious Package Closes Main Gate at NAS Pensacola

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.

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