Update 8/9/23 1:16 P.M.

On Wednesday, the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s office told KFOR every truck that enters Tinker is checked for explosives.

A bomb-sniffing dog indicated there may have been explosives in a truck.

The driver doesn’t have a criminal background, nor did he have “bomb residue” on him.

The truck was unloaded and every item checked and nothing was found.

The truck could have contained residue of any number of things that could have caused the
false positive which include ammunition, certain types of grease, even some types of prescription drugs.

The bottom line is the check system in place works and they can detect trace amounts of explosives according to the sheriff’s office.

Update 8/8, 5 p.m. –

Tinker Air Force Base officials say the all-clear has been given.

“ALL CLEAR – ALL CLEAR – ALL CLEAR The truck containing a suspicious package entering Tinker AFB today has been released to Oklahoma County. The Gott Gate (Gate 34) has resumed normal operations,” Tinker posted on X, formerly Twitter.

Original Story:

OKLAHOMA COUNTY, Okla. (KFOR) – Authorities are investigating reports of a bomb scare at Tinker Air Force Base on Tuesday.

Officials say a bomb-sniffing K9 may have indicated something aboard a FedEx truck that entered the grounds near the Boeing facility.

“A suspicious package was found during a routine inspection at Tinker’s Truck Gate today. As a precaution, Security Forces closed the truck delivery gate, cordoned off the area and evacuated several nearby buildings, pending a detailed inspection. The entrance at Gott Gate and surrounding areas remain closed. Vehicles and personnel are advised to avoid the area until the situation is resolved. We will provide an update when more information is available,” Tinker Air Force Base posted on X, formerly known as Twitter.

The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad is on scene to investigate.

Most gates are still open and traffic is being allowed on base at this time.

No other information is available at this time.

This is a developing story.