Multiple bomb threats received at Camp Lejeune earlier this morning promoted officials to evacuate servicemembers and civilians from the area.
Colonel Best, a Public Affairs Officer on base, announced that the first threat was called into PMO, the base’s military police, around 7:30 a.m. from the Starbucks, housed inside the largest Marine Corps Exchange on base.
Officials immediately sprang into action and began evacuating the area. Just 30 minutes later, another bomb threat was called into the Dunkin’ Donuts on base, near the Exchange and commissary.
The base has since given the “all clear” after the searches yielded no results. They announced on Facebook:
PUBLIC NOTICE: At approximately 7:30 and 8:00 a.m., a bomb threat was received at the Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts, respectively, in vicinity of the commissary and Marine Corps Exchange. The two establishments were evacuated and traffic was temporarily rerouted as the appropriate military personnel and explosive detection dogs immediately swept the area, to include the parking lots and vehicles. The “all clear” was declared at 10 a.m. The incident is currently under investigation. As more information is made available, it will be provided.