Sub base main gate closed after suspicious package found Monday afternoon

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Groton – The main gate to the Naval Submarine Base was closed for about two hours Monday afternoon after the discovery of a suspicious package. Officials determined there was no threat.

At 2 p.m., the base's security forces responded to a report of a suspicious package in a vehicle at the Pass and I.D. Office, adjacent to the main gate. Base activities along Crystal Lake Road including the track on the base and ball fields were evacuated.

The Submarine Force Library Museum and Historic Ship Nautilus, next to the base, also were evacuated and closed to all nonessential personnel. The main gate reopened about 4 p.m. 

Town police, Naval Criminal Investigative Service, base security, fire department and emergency personnel responded to the scene.



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