After a nearly three-hour-long investigation into a bomb threat, the main gate to Nellis Air Force Base in northeast Las Vegas reopened Wednesday afternoon.
According to the base’s Public Affairs spokesman, a person drove up to the gate about 11:50 a.m. and claimed to have a bomb in the vehicle.
The spokesman said police and base security blocked off the area, and an explosive ordinance team at the base investigated the claim. Ultimately, the team determined there was not a threat.
“We take all threats to our Airmen, families and installation seriously,” said Col. Richard Boutwell, 99th Air Base Wing commander. “We are glad the situation terminated uneventfully.”
The scene was cleared and the gate was reopened to traffic just before 3 p.m.
The spokesman said the person who made the threat was arrested by Las Vegas Metro police.
Neither the person’s identity nor the charges they face were immediately released.
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