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Moody Air Force Base in Georgia locked down for 90 minutes

January 23, 2013|By Michael Muskal

Moody Air Force Base in Georgia was locked down for about 90 minutes Wednesday while officials investigated a reported threat that turned out not to exist, an official said.

Emergency personnel investigated and found there was no threat, a spokeswoman said by telephone. No details on the initial report were available.

Moody, about nine miles northeast of Vladosta, Ga., is the home of the 23rd Wing of the Air Combat Command.

The first report came in about 1:25 p.m. and the base went on lock down, the spokeswoman said.

“Team Moody personnel and families -- at approximately 1:25 p.m. today the base activated lockdown procedures due to a perceived threat. Emergency personnel responded to the situation immediately and the scene is secure. No casualties have been reported,” officials said in Facebook posting.

The all-clear signal was given at 2:55 p.m.  and the base was released from lockdown and returned to normal.

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michael.muskal@latimes.com

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