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Bomb threat resolved at Nellis AFB

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Police at Nellis AFB investigating an incident on Jan. 20, 2017. (Luis Marquez/FOX5) Police at Nellis AFB investigating an incident on Jan. 20, 2017. (Luis Marquez/FOX5)

A heavy police presence was reported early Friday morning at Nellis Air Force Base due to an incident involving a bomb threat.

Las Vegas Metro police said they were called to the base, located just east of the Las Vegas Boulevard and Craig Road intersection, at about 3:45 a.m. to assist in shutting down the main gate for an incident.

Nellis Air Force base officials said the closure of the main gate was due to a bomb threat and emergency services responded.

Viewers informed FOX5 that numerous locations were blocked by Las Vegas Metro police near Nellis AFB from the initial call.

Travel delays were reported on Las Vegas Boulevard from Craig to Range Road according to the Regional Transportation Commission during the investigation.

Officials at the base updated the situation after 7 a.m. and reported the threat had been resolved.

Nellis AFB Public Affairs said the incident started when a suspected drunk driver arrived at the main gate and stated he had a bomb in the car after being questioned by security forces. However, after an investigation authorities did not find any evidence of explosives.   

"We take all threats to our Airmen, families and installation seriously. We are grateful for the support of local law enforcement during today's events," said Colonel Paul Murray, 99th Air Base Wing commander, "We are glad the situation terminated uneventfully."

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