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Air force base in Massachusetts evacuated because of a security threat

Air force base «Hanscom», located in Bedford, Massachusetts, was partially evacuated because of a suspicion that on its territory a bomb. Explosives were, as experts believe, brought to the base by truck, tried to enter the territory Hanscom on Thursday morning, around 09:00 local time.

It is reported July 6, the website of WCVB channel 5 affiliated with ABC.

On whether during the search, discovered the bomb, the media have not yet reported:

«Around 09:45 received a report about a suspicious truck, which was stopped by the security personnel. During the standard inspection, it was discovered potentially explosive materials. Taken – the area around the gate Vandenberg evacuated,» – said in a press release.

The airbase is checked by the bomb squad of the police of Massachusetts and the FBI.

Air force base «Hanscom» is the total area of 848 acres (about 3 square km), it is the headquarters of the 66th aviation group. In this area there are more than 150 buildings and employs more than 10,000 people.

Air force base in Massachusetts evacuated because of a security threat
07.07.2017

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