A threat caused the U.S. Military to raise the threat level to “imminent” and evacuate workers from two Philadelphia facilities Tuesday morning.
U.S. Officials told NBC News that they heightened security measures at the Philadelphia Navy Yard after the FBI informed the military of a potential terror threat. In turn, officials raised the threat level from Bravo to Charlie — the second highest threat level — while evacuating workers from buildings.
The Philly Navy Yard works with the Naval Support Activity Philadelphia center along Robbins Street near Martins Mill Road in Northeast Philadelphia. Around 11 a.m., workers left both facilities. By noon, SkyForce10 captured crews blocking the entrance to the Northeast Philly facility with concrete barriers.
NCIS confirmed that they were looking into a threat at the Northeast Philly supply facility. A line of cars could be seen leaving the Northeast Philadelphia facility.
The bases provide “operation ready, secure shore infrastructure,” according to the military.
Other businesses in the Philadelphia Navy Yard remained open as the military and Philadelphia Police investigated the threat.
Shortly after noon, Homeland Security gave the all clear but didn’t reveal any further details. The FBI deemed the threat non-credible.
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