Cannon Air Force Base gate closed briefly Saturday

CNJ staff

The Cannon Air Force Base gate was closed to incoming traffic for about 35 minutes Saturday when an Explosive Ordnance Disposal dog locked onto something in a car attempting to gain access to the base.

Lt. Stephanie Strine with Cannon Public Affairs said cars are chosen at random for security checks. A car which was chosen for the check was subject to a full inspection after the dog’s alarm.

The car was cleared and traffic resumed as usual, Strine said.

Strine said the incident took place around noon.