HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, MA (AP) — Portions of Hanscom Air Force Base in Massachusetts have been evacuated due to security concerns about a moving truck.
In a message on the base website, security forces said they became concerned Thursday morning during a routine vehicle inspection at a gate.
State police said the screening found indicators of potentially hazardous material. The truck is owned by Big Foot Moving & Storage. A woman who answered the phone at the company’s Acton headquarters said “we don’t know what’s going on” and declined further comment.
The base put a response team in place, closed the gate and evacuated several nearby base facilities.
Vandenberg Gate closed, some bldg evacs initiated. 0 injuries. More info when we have it. https://t.co/QhHdajMzhf
— Hanscom AFB (@Hanscom_AFB) July 6, 2017
Bomb squad, Air Wing at Hanscom AFB, potentially suspicious truck at gate. Area near gate has been evacuated. Will update when appropriate.
— Mass State Police (@MassStatePolice) July 6, 2017
No injuries have been reported.
State police said they closed the exit from Route 2A to the base, about 20 miles from Boston.
Hanscom Field, a commercial airport adjacent to the base, remained operational.