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Fairchild clears vehicle on base thought to be suspicious

Oct. 21, 2014 Updated Tue., Oct. 21, 2014 at 6:54 p.m.

From staff reports
A suspicious vehicle parked at Fairchild Air Force Base prompted evacuations this afternoon and kept visitors from leaving the Airway Heights facility for about two hours. Base officials were alerted to the suspicious vehicle around 3:25 p.m., according to a news release. The vehicle was parked between buildings 2248 and 2249. Those buildings house the Finance Squadron and Communications Squadron. The gates were back open as of 4:55 p.m., according to base personnel. The vehicle was determined to a “non-threatening” just before 6 p.m. after a response from the 92nd Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department and Explosive Ordinance Disposal unit and the 92nd Security Forces Squadron. All evacuated areas have been reopened and the entrance to the base is operating normally. The incident is under investigation.
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