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.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.