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      Bomb threat at Albany Marine Base

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      Updated March 23 at 3:55 p.m.

      Base officials say they called off emergency response activity after concluding a recent bomb threat was unsubstantiated.

      They say emergency response personnel will continue to monitor the situation and the installation command will notify the public of any new developments or findings.

      The Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany Public Safety Division's Marine Corps Police Department is still investigating the incident.

      The Johnson Road Gate will remain closed for the rest of the evening and reopen Saturday morning at 5:30 a.m.

      Lt. Kyle Thomas, Public Information Officer for the base, says this is the first bomb threat on the base in years. He says the threat in 2011 and in December 2010 were misinformation.

      Initial Story
      From a press release issued by the Albany Marine Corps Logistics Base:

      A bomb threat note was received indicating there are bombs on base, found at Production Plant Albany, Building 2200, around noon, Friday, March 23.

      The Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany Public Safety Division's Marine Corps Police Department is on the scene and as a precautionary measure has evacuated all personnel from the building.

      Broom and West Matthews boulevards around Production Plant Albany, Building 2200, have been cordoned off by the Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany Public Safety Division's Marine Corps Police Department.

      "Our first responders are highly trained and on the scene," said Lt. Col. Daniel Bates, executive officer, Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany. "The safety of our Marines, sailors, families and base personnel is a top priority."
      The incident is under investigation.

      The information we have received thus far does not substantiate an evacuation of MCLB Albany in its entirety. We will update the public as the situation progresses. As of right now we are not utilizing any agencies off base.

      Stay connected to MySouthWestGA.com as this story develops and the FOX 31 Newscast at 10 P.M.

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