Office Supplies In 5 Suspicious Packages At NORAD

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say five suspicious packages that caused a lockdown at the home of NORAD and U.S. Northern Command were routine office supplies.

Spokeswoman Jennifer Thibault said the packages were found Thursday in the building where NORAD and Northern Command are based.

Thibault said the base has a procedure for delivering packages and it was not clear if those procedures were followed. An investigation is under way to find out how it happened and how to prevent problems in the future.

NORAD officials were working at their Cheyenne Mountain location at the time because of renovations being done in the building so the military says its operations were not affected.

Thibault says the office supplies were found after the packages were deemed safe and opened to find out what was inside.

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