Bomb threat at Camp Foster theater under investigation

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Military police are investigating a bomb threat made over the weekend at Camp Foster, Okinawa. No hazardous materials or devices were found, Marine Corps officials said. Jessica Bidwell/Stars and Stripes
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Military police are investigating a bomb threat made over the weekend at Camp Foster, Okinawa. No hazardous materials or devices were found, Marine Corps officials said. Jessica Bidwell/Stars and Stripes

Bomb threat at Camp Foster theater under investigation

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published: November 15, 2016

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Military police are investigating a bomb threat made over the weekend at a Marines base on Okinawa.

A call came in just after 3 p.m. Sunday stating that there was an explosive device at Camp Foster’s movie theater, Marine Corps officials said in a statement Monday.

Military police then “secured and quickly evacuated personnel from the area” and searched the theater and surrounding buildings with help from Marines from explosive ordnance disposal and military working dogs.

No hazardous materials or devices were found, Marine officials said.

The theater and surrounding buildings were reopened about 4:15 p.m.

The incident is under investigation, and no other information was available.