Niagara Gazette

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January 8, 2013

Falls Reserve Air Station and other local military facilities receive "suspicious packages"


Niagara Gazette — Tuesday's incident lasted about three hours

The base remained on lockdown until around 6 p.m., when a team of FBI agents finally cleared the facility to re-open. No one was injured in the incident.

The cause for concern then was a package that had Arabic writing on it. At that time, four people who came in contact with the package were segregated and put through a decontamination process. 

At least one of those people was later transported to the Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo for a medical evaluation.

FBI investigators found no hazardous materials inside the package. Military sources said the package contained documents written in both English and Arab.

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