BAFB East Gate back open after security scare


BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – The East Gate on Barksdale Air Force Base is back open after a security scare late Monday morning.

According to BAFB public affairs office, base authorities coordinated with Bossier City and Bossier Parish Emergency Management Services to establish a cordon to secure areas both on and off the base.

A base spokesperson did not confirm any details about the nature of the threat but said the gate was closed from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. and that the situation had been resolved as of 1 p.m.

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