Fairchild AFB Gate Reopens After Suspicious Activity - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Fairchild AFB Gate Reopens After Suspicious Activity

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. - Base officials reopened the main gate at 4:50 p.m., after being closed for some time on Saturday. As a precaution the surrounding area was evacuated by first-responders, including security forces, firefighters and an explosive ordnance disposal team.

At 11:45 a.m. security forces detained a civilian woman after she attempted to enter the gate through the outbound lane. "The safety and security of everyone at Fairchild is paramount, and I'm proud of the way our Airmen responded," said Col. Mike Hill, the 92nd Mission Support Group commander. "We worked with local authorities to resolve the situation and we appreciate their help."

Spokane County and Washington State police took the woman into custody. The incident remains under investigation.

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