- An "all clear" is given after threats to a Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts, a Camp Lejeune spokeswoman says
- A Marine spokesman had called the bomb threats "unsubstantiated"
- Camp Lejeune is home each day to about 170,000 people over its 156,000 acres
Earlier, a post on the base's Facebook page urged all personnel to stay away from "the main Exchange/Commissary" at the base due to "an incident in the area."
This came after a bomb threat was called in around 7:30 a.m. mentioning a Starbucks on Camp Lejeune's grounds, base spokeswoman Col. Anita Best told CNN. Another, similar threat -- this one targeting a Dunkin' Donuts nearby -- came in about half an hour later.
As of 9:30 a.m., Best said no one had been arrested and no signs were found of any explosive device. Still, bomb-sniffing dogs were at the scene as a precaution.
An "all clear" was given about an hour later, according to Best.
Capt. Dominic Pitrone, a U.S. Marine spokesman at the Pentagon, characterized the threats as "unsubstantiated."
The site of several major Marine Corps commands and one Navy command, Camp Lejeune is home to about 170,000 active-duty military personnel, their dependents, retired Marines and civilian employees, according to its website
. It's set on some 156,000 acres, including 11 miles of beach, in eastern North Carolina.
"Today, as in the past, Camp Lejeune's mission remains the same -- to maintain combat-ready units for expeditionary deployment," the website states.