28 March 2015
The lockdown at the U.S. Naval submarine base in Groton has been lifted after reports of a suspicious vehicle near the main gate of the base shut it down on Saturday afternoon.
Naval Submarine Base New London posted on its Facebook page that the submarine base went into lockdown after the public safety and security personnel at the base responded to the report at 11:55 a.m. Authorities investigated and determined there was no threat.
"The base appreciates the patience and understanding of all Navy members and patrons as this issue was being resolved," officials of the base said in a statement on Facebook.
Security was increased at the base as a result of the report per protocol and the base was placed in lockdown during the investigation. The base has since reopened.
Local police were notified.
Access to the base was restricted during the lockdown, but Gate 1 remained open to outbound traffic only.