Bomb scare holds up traffic on Sasebo
Stars and Stripes November 6, 2008
Traffic to the east side of Sasebo Naval Base, Japan, was blocked for about three hours Tuesday while security staff searched for a suspected bomb, according to base officials.
No explosives were found after a search of a barracks building; traffic and pedestrian flow resumed by about 2:15 p.m.
A security department canine unit was performing a routine building sweep when a dog alerted to suspected explosive materials, base spokesman Chuck Howard said. A subsequent sweep found nothing and the dog did not alert a second time, Howard said.