Residents return to homes after suspicious package cleared on Wright-Patterson AFB

Houses were evacuated early Thursday evening after a suspicious package was found near Wright-Patterson Air Force Base housing.

The package was found outside in the Woods housing area of Area B off Kaufman Avenue and National Road, said Stacey Geiger, an 88th Air Base Wing spokesperson. A 500-foot cordon is established for the developing situation.

The base posted an alert around 5:15 p.m. on social media.

At about 8:30 p.m., Explosives Ordnance Disposal technicians cleared the item and residents were allowed to return to their homes.

“It was great work by our first responders and a special thanks goes out to our local, state and federal mutual aid partners,” said Major Nathan Thomsen, commander of the 788th Civil Engineering Squadron.

The air base posted an update on social media, announcing the all clear and thanking the 88th Security Forces for their work ensuring the safety of area residents.

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