Suspicious moving ban naval base
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Suspicious moving van prompt Kings Bay lockdown
The Associated Press - ST. MARYS, Ga.
Military officials locked down Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base for security reasons after two men were detained for questioning.
Two Israeli men working for a moving-and-storage company attempted to enter the base about 10:30 a.m. Friday to pick up some items in base housing, said base spokesman Ed Buczek.
One of them was unable to provide security personnel with proper credentials, so base personnel and bomb-sniffing dogs inspected the van.
"The military dogs were alerted to a scent in the cab of the truck," Buczek said. "Guards closed access to the base and notified the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service."
St. Marys police closed access to an area one-half mile surrounding the base and called in a bomb squad, Buczek said.
Nothing was found in the van, but both men, whose names were not released, were later taken into custody by federal immigration officers for possible deportation, he said.
Kings Bay is near Sea Island, which will host the G-8 Summit next month.
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