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Bomb squad investigates 'suspicious truck' at Hanscom Air Force Base

Bomb squad investigates 'suspicious truck' at Hanscom Air Force Base Bomb squad investigates 'suspicious truck' at Hanscom Air Force Base
Christy Curtis | 07 July, 2017, 00:48

More than dozen buildings were evacuated at Hanscom Air Force Base on Thursday morning after a routine vehicle inspection may have tested positive for explosives, officials said.

The Air Force base website says that "Security Forces detected a concern, which caused the base to put response actions in place".

State police bomb squad commander Sgt. William Qualls said the tests underway hopefully would determine the origin of where the trace amount of explosives residue that triggered the alarm.

Sky25 captured video of a dog and an officer inspecting a truck near the gate of the base.

The truck bore the words "Bigfoot Moving and Storage". The FBI is also assisting in the investigation.

The truck, which is owned by Big Foot Moving and Storage in Acton, has been cleared to leave the base, and neither the driver nor the person whose household items were being moved onto the base is a suspect, police said. An exit off 2A to the airport has also been closed to traffic.

Suspicious bag prompts evacuation at San Francisco International Airport
Passengers travelling through terminal three will be brought in through terminal one and two at present. Terminal 3 at the airport was evacuated earlier this morning over concerns into regard to a bag .

Operations at other parts of the base, including Hanscom Field, are continuing.

Sources told WBZ-TV Chief Investigative Report Cheryl Fiandaca a "suspicious truck" prompted the response.

No injuries were reported, and the investigation remains ongoing.

More than 10,000 active duty, Reserve and National Guard personnel, along with contractors and civilians are supported, sustained and employed by Hanscom.

The Air Force base has been in existence since 1941 and has served as a major military research center. The base spans land in Concord, Bedford and Lincoln. I can usually be found writing, making videos and ranking all the warriors in "Game of Thrones" based on their fighting prowess.

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