Earlier this morning during a random vehicle inspection at Hansom Air Force Base in Massachusetts authorities detected “some potentially explosive material, which caused the base to put response actions in place,” officials said.
Due to the finding of the explosives there has been a mass mandatory evacuation and a complete lockdown of all nearby training facilities for both military and civilian personnel at Hansom AFB. Those actions included a closure of the base’s Vandenberg (Rte 2A) Gate.
Explosives materials experts are on the scene alongside first responders who will likely both further investigate how the vehicle came into the vicinity and who was driving and/or owns the vehicle. If necessary they will perform a controlled detonation.
It's most likely the rest of the base will now be swept after this major security incident at one of America’s military high profile bases. As of this time there are no reported injuries however authorities say this is an active crime scene and the investigation will continue.