An unopened box of toner cartridges caused a bomb scare at the Navy support centre next to the Yorktown Naval Weapons Station in Newport News in Virginia on Wednesday the 4th of March.
The Newport News Fire Department bomb squad as well as the police were called in before 9 AM to assist Navy officials with their investigation of a suspicious package that had been delivered to the Navy Fleet and Family Support Centre on Tuesday.
According to Mark Piggott, the Weapons Station spokesman, the packaging did not match the contents of the box and the investigation was launched after the centre received several phone calls on Wednesday morning asking if the box had been opened.
Officials are still not sure who made the phone calls, but an investigation into the incident is being led by Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) and is ongoing, said Piggott.
Newport News Battalion Chief Stephen Pincus stated that the centre, Lincoln Miliatary Housing and other Navy assests were evacuated during the investigation wherein it was found that the package was not hazardous. Crews were cleared form the scene by 11 AM.
Source: Daily Press