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A van suspected of containing explosives was stopped early Monday at RAF Lakenheath in England, prompting a cordoning off of the base and closure of local roads.

But about 1:30 p.m., a British army bomb disposal team determined there were no explosives within the van, according to Suffolk police spokesman Nishan Wijeratne.

The van’s occupants were initially held by Air Force officials for questioning but were released when the van was cleared, he said.

The incident occurred when the van was checked at a Lakenheath gate at about 8 a.m., Wijeratne said. The check was part of a random vehicle search, a base spokesman, Tech. Sgt. Christopher Stagner, said.

Stagner would not say what prompted the suspicions.

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