Naval Air Station Whidbey Island temporarily evacuates several buildings after bomb threat

SEATTLE — A bomb threat on Friday afternoon prompted Naval Air Station Whidbey Island to evacuate some buildings, to temporarily order all personnel to shelter in place and to close all gates to the base, NAS Whidbey Island announced.

“Personnel at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island were ordered to shelter in place due to a telephonic bomb threat at approximately 3 p.m. this afternoon,” a news release said. “Several buildings were evacuated. All inbound traffic to Ault Field is closed.”

However, at 5:40 p.m., NAS Whidbey said the all-clear had been given. No bomb had been found.