SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A man was detained for questioning Wednesday after driving up to an entrance gate at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar and making what were perceived to be threatening statements to military guards.
The motorist arrived at the base's North Gate shortly at about 1 p.m. and confronted the security personnel, according to a statement from the base.
The suspect, whose identity was not immediately available, was detained. Marine Corps officials closed down the entryway while military and San Diego police questioned the man.
Several residences and commercial buildings in the immediate area were evacuated as a bomb squad searched the suspect's vehicle with a remote-controlled robotic device. A stretch of Miramar Road also was blocked off as a precaution, military officials said.
The emergency measures were rescinded about 4:30 p.m., and police released the suspect after determining that there was no substance to the seemingly threatening comments he had made, according to USMC officials.
Authorities declined to disclose the nature of the alleged threats.