Naval Station Norfolk briefly placed on lock down after false reports of active shooter

NORFOLK, Va. - Naval Station Norfolk was briefly placed on a lock down Tuesday afternoon after reports that shots were fired in the vicinity of a building on base.

A Naval Station Norfolk spokesperson confirmed to News 3 that a Sailor reported to the Quarterdeck that there could be an active shooter in building M-51.

Base officials searched and cleared the building, located on Moffatt Avenue, which houses Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station Atlantic.

The shelter in place was lifted around 2:30 p.m. and regular traffic flow on and off the base has resumed.

Security forces and Naval Criminal Investigative Services investigated and determined that it was a false alarm.

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