Residue on car prompts investigation at base

SAN DIEGO - Suspicious residue was found on a vehicle entering Naval Base San Diego early Monday, prompting an investigation that slowed down traffic, officials said.

The vehicle was stopped around 6:30 a.m., according to a base spokeswoman.

Reports of a partial base lockdown were incorrect, she said, adding that traffic onto base was slowed as officials steered motorists around the scene.

As of 8:30 a.m., investigators were still trying to identify the source of the residue. The spokeswoman said officials are interviewing the owner of the car, who is a sailor.

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