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    Man With ‘Suspicious Package’ Causes Lockdown at US Military Base in Japan

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    An unidentified suspect was caught at a US air base in Japan on Saturday with a “suspicious package," causing a temporary lockdown at the site, the base officials said in a statement.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Security forces "apprehended a suspect who gained unauthorized entry into at Yokota Air Base with a suspicious package," according to a post on the base's Facebook page. “Security Forces personnel have since secured the scene and an investigation is ongoing.”

    Yokota Air Base is located about 35 miles northwest of central Tokyo. It is home to US Forces Japan, the Fifth Air Force and elements of the 374th Airlift Wing.

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