Driver arrested for bomb threat at Naval Weapons Station Earle
The Naval Weapons Station Earle announced late Thursday night that they lifted their shelter in place and were able to report that the car had no explosive device in or around it, as checked by the Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 12, Detachment Earle.
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Multiple law enforcement agencies and investigators are on scene at Naval Weapons Station Earle in Colts Neck on Thursday night after a woman drove to the main gate stating that she had a bomb in her car.
She has since been arrested but the investigation is ongoing.
Naval Weapons Station Earle posted a status on Facebook that there was a shelter in place orders by the Commanding Officer on the main side of the installation due to a Bomb Threat at the Main Gate.
A woman, who drove to the Main-side gate of NWSE around 5:20 pm said that she had a bomb in her car, was arrested close to 7:00 pm.
NWSE officials said that it stemmed from the woman trying multiple times to enter the base and was being given a citation when she suddenly told them that she had a bomb in her 2019 Gray Nissan Altima.
"The driver has been barred from the installation for previous attempts to enter the base, and today was being issued a citation for another attempt."
Her car remains at the gate as NWSE officials along with the Navy’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 12, Detachment Earle and Colts Neck Police are on the scene, according to NWSE.
Colts Neck Police have told Townsquare Media News that they have no information to pass along at this time.
NWSE and Command Staff have not responded to multiple calls by Townsquare Media News requesting additional information.
This is a developing story.