Suspicious SUV Prompts Evacuations at Million Air in Yuma

Suspicious SUV Prompts Evacuations at Million Air in Yuma

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YUMA - The all-clear was given shortly before six o'clock this evening, but not before teams from Yuma police, Cocopah police, the Yuma County Sheriff's Office and MCAS Yuma pitched in to help.

After Yuma police arrived, they asked Cocopah police to bring in their explosive detection K-9 unit. When one of the dogs alerted to the vehicle, the Million Air building was evacuated along with the surrounding hangars.

Roads leading to million air and its parking lot were blocked off.

Explosive Ordnance Disposal units were also called in from YCSO and MCAS Yuma. YCSO has robots to safely examine potentially dangerous scenes remotely. Master Police Officer Cruz Vidal says the robotic inspection revealed the SUV was safe, and around 5:45 this afternoon the "all clear" given.

    Vidal says the Million Air staff did exactly what they were supposed to do.

"They know what cars belong there. They know what cars come in and out. Who their clients are, and that's what we ask the public. If you see something out of the ordinary, give us a call," advises Ofcr. Vidal.

    Gen Grosse of the Yuma Airport Authority tells me no commercial flights were affected today, but during the emergency, general aviation pilots were directed by air traffic control to taxi and park away from the area.

    YPD is not releasing any further information about the SUV or who owns it.

    Officer Vidal says the case is closed and no further investigation is expected.

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