Scene cleared at Willow Grove Naval Base

A stretch of Rt. 611 was closed as a precaution
June 29, 2009 10:04:55 AM PDT
Police say they have cleared the scene after an incident at the Willow Grove Naval Base on Monday morning. The Horsham Police Department closed Route 611 down from County Line Road to Moreland Road around 9:15 this morning.

The scene was cleared around 12:40 p.m.

The incident began after a Navy K-9 unit identified something suspicious in a vehicle parked behind the Naval Health Clinic located on the base.

Authorities say, as a precaution, the Montgomery County Bomb Squad was called to the base to assist Navy Security with the investigation.

The vehicle did have military authorization to be on the base. A spokewoman says the dog detected something unusual during a routine, random search.

The spokeswoman went on to say that searches take place not only at the entrances of the base but also in the parking lot.

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