Maxwell Air Force Base ‘Bomb’: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

(Alabama News Network)

(Alabama News Network)

Police believed a suspicious package at the Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama, may be an explosive device. The situation has since been resolved.

Here is what you need to know about this brief news story.

1. The Package Gave ‘Positive Indication for Explosives’

The suspicious package, according to the police, “gave a positive indication for explosives.” This happened after a routine inspection of packages indicated that it tested positive for explosives.

2. It was Discovered in the Base’s Post Office

At around 10 a.m., a package reported to be about the size of a “box of blank checks” was deemed suspicious after a routine check tested positive for explosive. This occurred in the base’s post office and the building has since been cordoned off.

3. The Montgomery Bomb Squad Was Been Deployed

The Montgomery Explosives Ordinance Disposal arrived on the scene in order to respond to the package.

4. Buildings Have Been Instructed to Shelter in Place or Evacuate

The post office as been cordoned off and the Maxwell Boulevard Gate has been closed until further notice. People in buildings nearby have either been evacuated or have been instructed to shelter in place.

5. It’s Home to Around 12,500 Soldiers & Contractors

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