Naval Station Great Lakes was put on lockdown after an employee made an 'unauthorized entry'

Naval Station Great Lakes in Illinois said on Facebook that the base was on lockdown, telling personnel to "run, hide and fight."

Posted: Jan 24, 2020 5:10 PM
Updated: Jan 24, 2020 5:10 PM

Naval Station Great Lakes in Illinois was put on lockdown Friday morning after an employee on made an "unauthorized entry" on the base, according to the base's Facebook page.

The employee was driving a black Toyota Camry when he or she failed to "follow directions of the gate sentry" around 7 a.m. local time, a post said.

A lockdown ensued, and authorities began searching the base for the driver and the vehicle. The vehicle was found around 9:30 a.m. CT, and the driver was located not long after.

"The driver is an employee on the base with authorized access," the post said.

Personnel were sweeping the vehicle and the area with military dogs and several buildings were evacuated. No one was injured and there was no damage to property.

An earlier post said the driver was in custody and was being questioned.

A civilian vehicle also caught fire off base, but that incident was unrelated to "the gate runner," the post said.

The Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, not far from the base, increased its security measures after reports of the situation at Naval Station Great Lakes, it said on Facebook. Visitors can only enter via the gate off of Green Bay Road and should expect to have their IDs checked.

Naval Station Great Lakes, north of Chicago on the shore of Lake Michigan, is the Navy's largest training base, according to its website.

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