Bomb scare causes partial evacuation at Air Force base in Massachusetts

Petr Svab
By Petr Svab
July 6, 2017US News
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Bomb scare causes partial evacuation at Air Force base in Massachusetts
This screenshot shows the truck which caused an evacuation at Hanscom Air Force Base on July 6, 2017. (Twitter/screenshots)

Police gave the all clear about three hours after a bomb squad was deployed to examine a truck by the gate of the Hanscom Air Force Base in Massachusetts on Thursday, July 6.

(Screenshot of Twitter.com)
(Screenshot of Twitter.com)

The situation started around 9 a.m. when a trace amount of explosive residue was detected on the truck during a security check, WBZ-TV’s Cheryl Fiandaca learned.

The State Police bomb squad was called and the police initially set up a perimeter extending 1,500 feet from the truck in all directions.

“We continue to ask news helicopters to refrain from flying overhead,” the state police stated in a release.

Adjacent facilities have been evacuated, but the Hanscom Field airport remained open.

Later, the perimeter was reduced to 100 feet. At around noon, police gave the all clear and operations at the base returned to normal.

(Screenshot of Twitter.com)
(Screenshot of Twitter.com)
(Screenshot of Twitter.com)
(Screenshot of Twitter.com)

The Big Foot Moving and Storage truck was delivering household goods, the company’s CEO Mike Bavuso told CBS Boston.

(Google Maps)
(Google Maps)

About 10,000 people work at the base, some 13 miles northwest of Boston.

Petr Svab for NTD Television.

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