Hanscom AFB Back to Normal after Explosives Fear

FILE -- Col. David R. Dunklee, 66th Air Base Group commander, checks IDs at the Vandenberg Gate at Hanscom Air Force Base, March 23, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jerry Saslav)
FILE -- Col. David R. Dunklee, 66th Air Base Group commander, checks IDs at the Vandenberg Gate at Hanscom Air Force Base, March 23, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jerry Saslav)

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. -- A moving truck that caused security concerns and the partial evacuation of an Air Force base in Massachusetts has been cleared.

The 66th Air Base Group said in a statement Thursday afternoon that Hanscom Air Force Base was returning to normal operations and personnel who had been evacuated were returning.

Officials said the truck had been stopped at a gate into the base Thursday morning after potentially explosive material was detected during a routine investigation.

While the vehicle has been cleared and there is no danger, the statement said pallets containing "potentially concerning residue" were removed and will be brought to a specialized facility for testing.

Police closed an exit on a road leading to the base, which is about 20 miles from Boston.

No injuries were reported.

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