An Offutt Air Force Base spokesman says a suspicious package found at a base entry checkpoint has been deemed harmless, and the entry gate and surrounding buildings have been reopened.
Ryan Hansen, a spokesman for the military base south of Omaha, says the package was cleared by inspectors around 4:15 p.m. Friday. Hansen says he does not know what the packaged contained.
A military dog being used to search a moving van during a routine check at the gate alerted security personnel to the package around 11:45 a.m., and the Omaha Police Department's bomb squad was called in to help.
Hansen says about 100 people were evacuated from three buildings near the gate while the package was being inspected.