Southern Arizona border crossing re-opens following bomb threat - Tucson News Now

Southern Arizona border crossing re-opens following bomb threat

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DOUGLAS, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A report of a bomb in a car closed the Douglas Port of Entry for several hours early Sunday.

Carol Capas with the Cochise County Sheriff's Office tells Tucson News Now at 2:18 AM, the office was contacted by the Douglas Port of Entry. Port officials say they had received a call from an anonymous female who said a vehicle with a bomb under the back seat would be traveling north into the United States through the port. Port Administrators say the information appeared to be credible, and they requested assistance from the Sheriff's Office Bomb technician.

Capas says a Sheriff's Office bomb tech assisted by the Pima County bomb squad responded. Port  staff said a 2005 Nissan Altima was coming northbound through the port. A male and female along with their children were inside the car. Authorities stopped the car, and closed the North and Southbound lanes until the car could be checked and cleared of any explosive device.

Capas says bomb technicians were unable to locate anything suspicious, after checking the entire car.

The Port of Entry was re-opened at approximately 4:20 AM.

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