‘Suspicious package’ at MCAS Miramar shuts down part of base for 3 hours


File – A sign at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego.

SAN DIEGO — A “suspicious package” found at the post office on Marine Corps Air Station Miramar shut down a portion of the base early Thursday afternoon before being deemed “no threat.”

Military officials said the package was discovered around noon.

“The immediate area of USPS office, outdoor equipment center and military post office are off limits until further notice,” the base said on Twitter. Military police were leading the investigation.

About three hours later, officials said “the suspicious package was identified and determined to pose no threat.” Law enforcement reopened the area. Base leaders did not elaborate on what the package ultimately contained.

“Our Law Enforcement and EOD Marines train each day for these kinds of situations,” the base said on Twitter. “Remember ‘See something, Say something.'”

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