Man arrested for allegedly making threats at MCAS Miramar
SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after driving up to
an entrance gate at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar and making what were
perceived to be threatening statements to military guards.
The motorist arrived at the base's North Gate shortly before 2 p.m. and
confronted the security personnel, according to a statement from the base.
The suspect, whose identity was not immediately available, was detained.
Marine Corps officials closed down the entryway while military and San Diego
police questioned the man.
Several residences and commercial buildings in the immediate area were
evacuated as a bomb squad searched the suspect's vehicle, and a stretch of
Miramar Road was blocked off, military officials said.
The closures remained in effect as of 4 p.m., according to a base
spokesman who would not provide his name.
Authorities declined to disclose the nature of the alleged threats.