Main gate closed at Naval Air Station Meridian after suspicious package detected

Naval Air Station Meridian 

No explosive materials were found after a suspicious package was detected Monday at Naval Air Station Meridian, according to base officials.

The main gate at the base was closed after the package was detected around 1:15. 

All personnel in the building were evacuated and no injuries were reported. 

A standoff radius was established and the Clinton Police Department's Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team was bought in to investigate, finding no explosive materials, officials said.

“Our objective is to have a positive outcome in these types of situations, and today was one of those days," Captain Brian Horstman, the base's commanding officer, said in a news release.

"Our security team did an outstanding job maintaining the scene and working with outside agencies including the EOD team, LEMA and Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department." 

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