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August 19, 2005

Albany--Cars were instructed to turn around until the base was deemed safe.

Around 9:00 AM Firday, two bomb-sniffing dogs alerted officials to a suspicious area in the base post office. It was an area of the post office where administrative supplies are kept.

The building was evacuated and APD's Explosives Detection team was notified of the threat of a potential explosive device. After a detailed check of the building, officials declared the area safe.

"We're all going home and nobody is hurt which is the main thing. The community is safe and the servicemen are safe so it's a win, win situation," said Chief of Operations Sgt. Sean Lamonz. "We diverted all traffic from the main gate as a precautionary matter."

Sergeant Lamonz says to be better prepared in the future, investigators are analyzing the administrative materials.

Certain nitrates in the supplies may have triggerered the K-9 alerts.

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