Douglas Port of Entry now open after bomb threat
DOUGLAS, Ariz., (KGUN9-TV) - Bomb technicians from Cochise and Pima counties were called to assist with a bomb threat at the Douglas Port of Entry Sunday morning.
Officials from the Douglas Port of Entry called Cochise County deputies at around 2:00 a.m. Sunday to report that a woman called and stated that a vehicle carrying a bomb was headed to the Port, traveling northbound into the U.S., according to Carol Capas with the Cochise County Sheriff's Department.
The Port administration believed the tip was credible, which prompted them to request assistance from the Sheriff's Department's Bomb Technician. The Pima County Bomb Squad also responded to assist, according to Capas.
Once all units were on scene at the Port of Entry, Port officials alerted units to a 2005 Nissan Altima that was headed northbound towards the U.S., Capas tells 9OYS.
Capas says a man was driving the vehicle with a woman and multiple children inside the car.
Capas tells KGUN9 that Port officials stopped the vehicle and shut down the north and southbound lanes while agents checked the vehicle for explosive devices.
Bomb technicians did not find any explosive device or otherwise suspicious material within the car, Capas said.
The Port was reopened just before 4:30 a.m.