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USAFA medical reopens Wednesday afternoon following shut down

Posted at 9:35 PM, Sep 19, 2023
and last updated 2023-09-20 13:11:58-04

AIR FORCE ACADEMY — The United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) said a suspicious package shut down the 10th Medical Group Clinic at the academy on Tuesday.

The situation is resolved as of Wednesday and the clinic is expected to reopen at 1:00 p.m. Scheduled appointments will take place, according to an update from the Academy.

In a news release, the academy said the 10th Medical Group main clinic closed around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday after the facility was evacuated.

The Academy said on Tuesday that the Explosive Ordnance Team with Peterson Space Force Base confirmed that the package was not of an explosive nature.

Tuesday's response prevented "normal evening cleaning" of the clinic, according to the Academy, however, it was able to work with its contractor and arrange cleaning on Wednesday morning.

Any patients who miss appointments will be contacted to reschedule for a later date. All other facilities on the campus appear to be unaffected.

There is no word at this time as to what the package is.

This is a developing story and will be updated as we learn more.

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