Several incidents Monday morning at the Monmouth County naval facility led officials to close it down, Median Relations Coordinator Senior Airman David Carbajal said.
Carbajal says no shots were fired but could not provide more information. New Jersey state police confirmed that they helped to secure the buildings perimeter, but would not provide more information. The lockdown began shortly after 9 am and may have been caused, at least in part, by an incident with a Fedex driver at a security checkpoint.
The lockdown meant that traffic could not get in or out of the base, which was where the airship Hindenberg exploded in 1937.
One of the base's main missions centers around equipment used to launch aircraft from aircraft carriers.