Man arrested for bomb threat at Nellis Air Force Base

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The man who claimed to have a bomb in his car at Nellis Air Force Base has been arrested by Metro Police.

According to officials, the main gate at Nellis Air Force Base was cordoned off and closed for hours while authorities investigate a possible bomb.

Authorities said around 11:50 a.m. someone came to the base and told authorities that there was a bomb in their vehicle.

In the end, Nellis AFB explosive ordinance disposal team investigated the situation, and emergency responders have determined no threat exists. 

“We take all threats to our Airmen, families and installation seriously. We are grateful for the support of local authorities during today’s events,” said Colonel Richard H. Boutwell, 99th Air Base Wing commander.  “We are glad the situation terminated uneventfully.” 

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