UDPATE: Gate reopened after suspicious vehicle entered GFAFB
Grand Forks Air Force Base's gate off Highway-2 was closed Monday morning and personnel were evacuated on report of a suspicious vehicle.
Bomb squad and FBI units were on the scene for more than three hours.
Security officials say one of the most important concerns in this scenario is taking preventative action to ensure the safety of airforce base personnel and their families.
Security Forces evacuated the commercial gate off Highway 2.
Four law enforcement agencies were dispatched after the incident was reported around 8 Monday morning.
The Grand Forks County Sheriff's Department, U.S. Border Patrol, North Dakota Highway Patrol, and military base police were stationed along Highway 2 where they slowed and directed traffic.
According to Base Security Officials, a military working dog smelled unknown substances that alerted cause for alarm.
Carlene Laviolette, Air Force Base 319 Security Forces said, "we don't see it that often and thankfully so, but we do practice how we play. So, we have exercises, we do the the protocols and drills all the time and thankfully because we know how to protect our families, friends, and our community."
After being closed for over three hours, the base's commercial gate reopened around 11:30 Monday morning.
The situation ended without incident and ultimately no threat was found.