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Maxwell AFB suspicious package was 'food product'

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

Montgomery's Maxwell Air Force Base is returning to normal following the a determination that a suspicious package found Friday morning at the base's post office was not dangerous.

Authorities initially determined the package, which was the size of a box of blank checks, "gave a positive indication for explosives".

Around 12:45, Michael Ritz, Chief Media Relations spokesperson for Maxwell confirmed the situation was "resolved". Around 1:45 p.m. Major Ben Jacobson confirmed the package was a "food product".

Officials followed procedures in place for a suspicious package and the Montgomery Explosives Ordnance Disposal unit and base security officials established a cordon around the building after its discovery around 10 a.m.

During the incident, the Maxwell Boulevard Gate was closed and traffic was diverted to other gates during the situation. The gate has since reopened.

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