Two Navy contractors were charged Wednesday for reporting bomb scares they apparently knew were false.
The two contractors, in separate incidences, allegedly reported hoax bomb threats that resulted in major evacuations of nearby ships at Naval Base San Diego, The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Bomb hoaxes are depressingly common. There have been 17 total directed at the Navy facility in San Diego since November 2015.
“The bomb threats on and around Naval Base San Diego since November 2015 have had a huge negative impact on the efficiency and productivity of the shipyard’s efforts to maintain Navy readiness,” said Gunnar Newquist, special agent in charge of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service Southwest Field Office. – READ MORE