- Associated Press - Monday, June 21, 2010

LAKEHURST, N.J. (AP) — Officials have lifted a lockdown at a Navy base in Lakehurst, N.J., on Monday.

The base said the 87th Security Forces Squadron responded to “simultaneous incidents” around 9:30 a.m. In a statement, the base said no personnel were in danger. The statement did not say what the incidents were.

The lockdown lasted an hour and kept traffic from getting into or out of the base.

The base is perhaps best known as the spot where the German zeppelin Hindenburg exploded in 1937. Now known as the Naval Air Engineering Center, one of its main missions relates to the equipment used to launch aircraft from carriers at sea.

Lakehurst merged with the Army’s Fort Dix and McGuire Air Force Base last year as part of a joint base initiative to make the military’s first three-branch base.




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