Bomb threat report briefly shuts down Patrick Air Force base in Florida
The bomb threat was reported around 3pm and saw the base security personnel, fire department and explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) investigating the tip-off for about an hour before the all-clear was given.
The all clear has been given for Patrick AFB. Security Forces, EOD and the Fire Department have determined there is no credible threat to the area at this time.— 45th Space Wing (@45thSpaceWing) December 6, 2019
It came just hours after a shooter at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida killed three people and injured eight more, before being killed in a shootout with police.
A bomb threat has been reported for Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. The immediate area was evacuated for safety. Security Forces, EOD and the Fire Department are currently on scene investigating. We will provide more information as it become available.— 45th Space Wing (@45thSpaceWing) December 6, 2019
Patrick AFB is located just south of the principal US space launch facility at Cape Canaveral, on Florida’s eastern shore.
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