Columbus AFB temporarily closes main gate as precaution

The Columbus Air Force Base's main gate has been closed as a precaution.

Posted: Jul 24, 2018 1:59 PM
Updated: Jul 24, 2018 4:26 PM

Editor's Note: This article has been updated. 

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - The main gate to the Columbus Air Force Base was temporarily closed after a military dog alerted officials during a routine safety inspection.

The routine safety inspection involved a delivery truck Tuesday at approximately 1:15 p.m. at the base's main gate.

The gate was closed as a precaution. Surrounding building were also evacuated.

The delivery truck was later deemed safe and the main gate reopened at 2:40 p.m.

Normal operations continue at the base.

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