Offutt reopens gate after security threat investigated

Published: Apr. 12, 2018 at 11:05 AM CDT
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A gate shut down at Offutt Air Force Base to check a potential security threat is back open. No threat was found.

Emergency response agencies from Offutt Air Force Base and the Douglas County explosive ordinance disposal unit responded to the potential threat. It was identified by a military working dog during a routine vehicle inspection, at approximately 9:30 a.m. Thursday near the STRATCOM gate on Capehart Rd.

The dog’s indicator did not confirm a threat but out of an abundance of caution, the STRATCOM gate was closed to traffic and increased security measures were implemented.

Offutt personnel were advised to expect delays while traveling on base.

No threat was found. The gate was reopened at 11:15.

According to a statement from Offutt: "As a matter of practice, we do not discuss specific security incidents nor will we discuss what may have triggered the military working dog’s response."