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Suspicious vehicle at Fairchild declared non-threatening

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A suspicious vehicle that caused a lockdown at Fairchild Air Force Base earlier this afternoon has been declared non-threatening by base personnel. A suspicious vehicle that caused a lockdown at Fairchild Air Force Base earlier this afternoon has been declared non-threatening by base personnel.
FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -

A suspicious vehicle that caused a lockdown at Fairchild Air Force Base earlier this afternoon has been declared non-threatening by base personnel. 

The scene was cleared at around 5:55 this evening. Fairchild has said in a release that the areas affected by the incident have been re-opened  and community members should expect increased traffic leaving the base. 

The incident is currently under investigation.

Previous coverage:

A suspicious vehicle is causing a lockdown at Fairchild Air Force Base.

Officials with the base told KHQ a suspicious vehicle was reported between buildings 2248 and 2249 around 3:25 p.m.

As a precautionary measure, base officials evacuated people from the building and several surrounding buildings. 

Employees of the base told KHQ they were waiting to leave base in their cars for hours. Employees even said those looking to leave on foot to take the bus were not being allowed off base. The line of cars was diverted to another gate, and Fairchild told KHQ as of 5:25 p.m., gates are back open and they are allowing people in and out. 

Fairchild told KHQ the base was not in "lockdown," however due to the investigation into the vehicle, people were not allowed to leave. 

The investigation is continuing and we will post any updates as soon as we get them. 

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