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An Explosive Ordinance Disposal Team from Ft. Benning came to MCLB Albany to investigate a suspicious package found in the base post office.

MCLB Albany received an alert from the Department of Defense at 8:40 this is morning, warning that suspicious packages were sent to other military installations.

The base found a package that fit the specifications of the suspicious items and called in a Military Working Dog which alerted on it.

The building was evacuated and the investigation continues.

Here is the official announcement from MCLB:

A suspicious package was found at Building 3600, Base Post Office, at 8:48 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 16.

The Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany Public Safety Division's Marine Corps Police Department is on the scene and as a precautionary measure has evacuated all personnel from the building.

 "Our first responders are highly trained and on the scene," said Lt. Col. Donald Finn, executive officer, Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany. "The safety of our Marines, sailors, families and base personnel is a top priority."