Armed man, gunshot sounds cause NJ base lockdown
Monday, June 21, 2010
LAKEHURST, N.J. (AP) -- A military spokeswoman says a delivery driver with a gun and something that sounded like gunfire caused officials to lock down a Navy base in Lakehurst, N.J.
Base spokeswoman Angel Lopez says security forces detained a delivery driver at one base entrance gate after he told them that he had a gun for personal protection. He was given a ticket and released.
Around the same time, Lopez says someone reported hearing shots fired at another entrance gate. Lopez says security forces did not find any sign that a gun had been fired and believe the report was unfounded.
The lockdown lasted for about an hour Monday.
The Lakehurst base is perhaps best known as the spot where the airship Hindenberg exploded in 1937.