Base spokeswoman Angel Lopez says security forces detained a delivery driver at a base entrance gate at the Naval Air Engineering Center after he told them that he had a gun for personal protection. He was given a ticket and released, she said.
At around the same time, someone reported hearing shots fired at another entrance gate. Lopez says security forces did not find any sign that a gun had been fired and believe the report was unfounded.
The lock down at the New Jersey naval base went in to effect at around 9:15 a.m. following the incidents described as "simultaneous," officials said. The lock down was lifted about an hour later.
Shortly after the lock down was issued, Media Relations Coordinator Senior Airman David Carbajal issued a statement saying base personnel were not in danger. He confirmed that several incidents took place Monday that sparked the lock down, but could not provide any further details.
The lock down barred traffic from entering and leaving the base.
The base is perhaps best known as the spot where the airship Hindenberg exploded in 1937. Now known as the Naval Air Engineering Center, one of its main missions relates to the equipment used to launch aircraft from carriers at sea.
Lakehurst merged with the Army's Fort Dix and McGuire Air Force Base last year as part of a joint base initiative to make the military's first three-branch base.