'Suspicious Pipe' Found to be Harmless

Meridian Naval Air Station, Miss. Personnel took precautions Monday when a 4-foot long pipe was found outside the Navy Gateway Inns & Suites on board Naval Air Station Meridian.The discovery was made at 8:35 a.m.

Lauderdale Emergency Management and Clinton Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team responded to deal with it.

It was determined that the container was harmless and had been left behind by a guest who had checked out and departed the Naval Air Station.

According to a news release, safety precautions were taken initially to isolate the area and evacuate the guests, residents and employees in the building to another location.

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