“All clear” at Joint Base after suspicious package spurs evacuations

     (Photo: Famartin via Wikipedia)

    (Photo: Famartin via Wikipedia)

    Authorities have issued an “all clear” after a suspicious package was found at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Wednesday afternoon.

    Officials announced that the package was “nothing hostile” shortly after 5 p.m., NBC10 reported.

    The package was found around 2:10 p.m., forcing the evacuation of the base exchange and commissary on the installation’s McGuire-Dix section, according to a release from the base. 

    Officials said the evacuation was ordered as a precaution.

    Two base checkpoints were also closed.

    The 42,000-acre installation spans more than 20 miles through portions of Burlington and Ocean counties.

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    The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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