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Bomb Threat Unfounded, 1 Arrested at Nellis Air Force Base

Cars line up at the Nellis Air Force Base main gate as they undergo security checks. Nellis AFB, the “Home of the Fighter Pilot,” is located about 8 miles northeast of Las Vegas, Nev. (U.S. Air Force photo)
Cars line up at the Nellis Air Force Base main gate as they undergo security checks. Nellis AFB, the “Home of the Fighter Pilot,” is located about 8 miles northeast of Las Vegas, Nev. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Updated at 6:50 EST

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. -- Las Vegas police have arrested the person who reported a bomb in a vehicle at the main gate of the Nellis Air Force Base.

Authorities said just before 3 p.m. Wednesday that the Nellis bomb squad determined the threat was unfounded and that no threat exists.

The person who came to the main gate about three hours earlier said there was a bomb in his or her vehicle.

The threat prompted the police response, road closures in the area north of downtown Las Vegas and warnings to the public to stay away from the scene.

The Las Vegas police department said it was aiding Nellis on a report of a suspicious vehicle.

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NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.  — The Nellis Air Force Base bomb squad is investing a bomb threat at its main gate.

Authorities said a person came to the main gate at about 11:50 a.m. Wednesday and said there was a bomb in the person's vehicle.

Roads in the area north of downtown Las Vegas are closed and officials are asking the public to stay away from the scene.

The Las Vegas police department is also responding to the report of a suspicious vehicle.

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