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Security inspections lowered at MCLB

By Cade Fowler - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Despite a few extra security measures put into place following Thursday's deadly rampage in Ft. Hood, Texas, it was business as usual Friday morning at MCLB Albany.

Random vehicle and I.D. checks created some traffic build up along Fleming Road outside the main gate.

MCLB Police officers blocked off the main entrance drive and diverted traffic around the parking lot to prevent major delays. Officials say this is just a precautionary measure and security level aboard the base remains low.

"In order to insure the safety of all the employees, which is a top priority here, we would to go to 100% identification checks. This morning that has actually decreased. Now they're only doing random identification checks and traffic seems going smoothly getting on the base," said Lt. Caleb Eames, MCLB public affairs.

MCLB workers were informed Thursday, following the events in Texas, to arrive at the base earlier than usual because of the security checks.

No major problems were reported.

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