UPDATE – At 12:39 p.m. U.S. Navy officials at NAS Patuxent River have reopened all three gates at the base. According to spokesman Patrick Gordon, the gates that had been closed due to the presence of an unauthorized vehicle on base were reopened. No further information on the incident is available at this time.
UPDATE 10:55 AM – Patrick Gordon, Public Information Officer for NAS Patuxent River, has confirmed the incident our sources reported. The unauthorized vehicle is not suspected to have entered NAS Patuxent River with malicious intent. Rather, security believes this was simply a case of the driver absent-mindedly failing to show proper identification. Security is still searching for the vehicle at this time. Currently, Gates 2 and 3 are closed while Gate 1 is open only to outbound traffic. Individuals wanting to leave the NAS Patuxent River premises should expect delays due to this developing situation.
We will provide more updates on this situation when more information becomes available.
Patuxent River, MD – Various sources are reporting that an unauthorized vehicle has entered the premises of NAS Patuxent River. The driver of the vehicle, a White Dodge Durango SUV, reportedly failed to show his/her credentials to security staff, and instead went directly through the Gate 1 entrance. Security is currently searching for the vehicle and has closed Gates 2 and 3 to both inbound and outbound traffic.
We contacted Patrick Gordon, the Public Information Officer for NAS Patuxent River, who was unable to confirm or deny this report at this juncture.