Suspicious Device Shuts Down Naval Station Everett And Nearby Businesses For 3 Hours In Everett, Washington

September 14, 2023


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A bomb robot was one of the tools used to check the vehicle and the suspicious device at the north gate.

Things are getting back to normal for a Thursday afternoon after a huge interruption following the report of a suspicious device at Naval Station Everett.

According to the Public Affairs Office at approximately 1:15 p.m., Naval Station Everett security personnel responded to reports of a suspicious package found in a vehicle that pulled up to the base gate at the north side of the base near the entrance to the south Marina at the Port of Everett.

Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Everett Police Department, Snohomish County Sheriff and Washington State Patrol were called to the base to assist with the response.

Access to the Navy Base was restricted and both directions of Marine View Drive were closed. One building on the base was evacuated as a precaution.

All base personnel were instructed to remain indoors, sheltered in place.

Nearby restaurants and businesses to the immediate north of Naval Station Everett were shut down and evacuated by Everett Police.

Grand Avenue Park was also closed to the public for a couple of hours.

Explosive Ordnance Disposal crews from the Navy as well as their local law enforcement agency partners assisted with the examination of the suspicious device. After thorough examination, the device was determined not to be a threat.

The Navy says they take all suspicious package threats seriously.

Navy coordinated with the City of Everett and Port of Everett to ensure the safety of personnel on base and those in the surrounding community throughout this response.

The “all clear” signal has been given. Naval Station Everett has resumed normal operations.

Children that were evacuated from the base Child Development Center are being taken back to the CDC so parents can pick them up at that location.

An Emergency Family Assistance Center phone line was established to assist affected Navy personnel, families, and dependents at (425) 304-3725.

The base information line was also updated for Navy personnel looking for current information at (425) 304-5665.

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