New Jersey

Suspicious Packages Lead to Evacuation at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst

A New Jersey military base was put on alert Friday after two suspicious packages turned up on the base.

Officials at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst cleared the Base Exchange and Commissary building after the discovery of two suspicious items around 4:10 p.m.

The packages appeared to be non-threatening and the Base Exchange resumed normal operations shortly before 6 p.m. The Commissary would reopen Saturday, said officials.

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