‘Suspicious Package’ Caught at US Air Base
‘Suspicious Package’ Caught at US Air Base

‘Suspicious Package’ Caught at US Air Base, Report

An unidentified suspect was caught at a US air base in Japan on Saturday with a “suspicious package,” causing a temporary lockdown at the site, the base officials said in a statement.

The warning was lifted after the unidentified person was taken into custody.

Authorities have not said who the suspect is or what might have been in the package.

“Security Forces personnel have since secured the scene and an investigation is ongoing,” the base said.

Entry points to the base were closed and people were ordered to stay where they were for about four hours until the incident was resolved.

“Ensuring the safety and security of Team Yokota is always our top priority,” Col. Douglas C. DeLaMater, commander of the 374th Airlift Wing, said in a press release. “Our security forces’ professionalism and immediate response to this potential threat was outstanding.”

Yokota Air Base is about 35 miles northwest of Tokyo and is home to U.S. Forces Japan, the Fifth Air Force and elements of the 374th Airlift Wing.


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