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    US Military Facility That Houses Air Force One On Lockdown Amid Bomb Threat

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    The main gate of Joint Base Andrews, just outside of the US capital, was on lockdown according to Air Force officials, in response to a woman who falsely claimed to have an explosive device.

    The incident has ended with the individual in custody. She was not in possession of a bomb.

    The air base houses the both of the presidential aircraft bearing the call sign Air Force One.

    The incident did not affect JBA missions.

    The incident began at approximately 5:15 pm and emergency services responded to the scene are on the scene.

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