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Air Force responds to suspicious vehicle at Davis-Monthan

Soldiers started to arrive at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base over the weekend as part of President Trump’s plan to deploy up to 15,000 troops to the southern border.

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By TYSON HUDSON | The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson | Published: November 23, 2019

(Tribune News Service) —Davis-Monthan Air Force Base was placed on alert after authorities found a suspicious vehicle Friday, officials said.

Military personnel identified a suspicious vehicle near the intersection of Kachina Street and Fifth Street around 4 p.m. according to an Air Force news release.

Officials said staff working in buildings near the intersection were evacuated. Traffic was also rerouted from the area until investigators confirmed there was no evidence of explosives in the vehicle.

Authorities with a military working dog were alerted to the vehicle after routine security sweep of the vicinity, the news released noted.

Base facilities and roads are now back to normal operations.

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