Breaking: Bomb Squad Called in to Massachusetts’ Hanscom Air Force Base [Update]

Bomb squads raided a truck at the Hanscom Air Force Base.

During a routine vehicle inspection around 9am on Thursday, potentially explosive material was found in a Big Foot moving and storing truck.

According to initial reports, the FBI was also assisting in the investigation,

The trucking company’s CEO, Mike Bavuso, stated the truck had “household goods” that were being delivered to the base (for a family moving onto the location).

Bavuso is uncertain what triggered the response, but added that the Big Foot company is working with authorities.

Bedford Police stated there was no immediate danger “to the community at this time.”

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said he has been briefed on the ongoing incident, but did not comment further.

Hanscom Air Force Base, which covers 848 acres, is headquarters to the 66th Air Base group. More than 10,000 people work at the base, which has more than 150 buildings.

The base spans land in Concord, Bedford and Lincoln.

CBS Local

 

UPDATE:

Bomb squad officials have given the all clear signal for the truck.

Though it was deemed safe, several items were taken from the moving truck.

According to CBS Local: The pallets, which contained “potentially concerning residue,” will be taken to a specialized facility for testing.

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