Suspicious package found on Seabee base

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - A suspicious package on the Navy Seabee Base in Gulfport prompted a security alert Thursday afternoon.

For about two and half hours, Navy personnel and visitors were warned to stay away from four buildings, including the Commissary and the Fleet and Family Support Center.

Public Information Officer Rob Mims says a suitcase was left in the area near the Commissary. How it got there is unclear, but base security is investigating.

Mims added that the base used its emergency notification system and its Facebook page to alert people. The all clear was given just before 6 p.m.

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