LAS VEGAS (AP) - Bomb squad members say they didn't find anything suspicious in some vehicles parked near the gate of Creech Air Force Base, even though the highway was shut down as a precaution.
Creech officials say base law enforcement responded to reports of suspicious vehicles near the main gate about 3:45 Monday morning.
Authorities say dogs trained to detect explosives alerted them during a routine check of the tractor-trailers, and the Nevada Highway Patrol temporarily closed U.S. Route 95.
Members of the Las Vegas police bomb squad determined the vehicles were safe and there was no threat.
The highway has since been reopened.
Creech Air Force Base is located near Indian Springs, north of Las Vegas.
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