3 people arrested following reports of an alleged bomb threat at JBPHH
Gates at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam are back open Wednesday morning after reports of an alleged bomb threat.
Officials say, a car that did not have authorized access drove up to the base around 10:30 Tuesday night. A guard noticed the smell of drugs and saw potential ordnance in the car.
Military authorities ended up finding a ten inch mortar inside. The mortar had a live fuse, meaning it had a live round. It was an unearthed training round, which can still injure someone, but has no large blast radius.
Three vehicle occupants -- civilians with no military affiliation -- were taken into custody by Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), and were cited for trespassing of a military installation. All three have since been released.
Officials say it's unclear whether they were trying to get on base, or just took a wrong turn.