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Suspicious package at Air National Guard Airlift Wing not malicious

A C-130 Hercules from the Wyoming Air National Guard's 153rd Airlift Wing at Cheyenne departs for a competition mission in Air Mobility RODEO 2009 July 23 at McChord Air Force Base, Wash. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Tech. Sgt. Scott T. Sturkol)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming Air National Guard security forces responded to reports of a suspicious package at the front gate of the 153rd Airlift Wing earlier today, ultimately determining it was not a threat.

First responders determined that the package contained flammable materials. However, it turned out that the package was an authorized shipment to the facility and not a malicious threat to the installation.

“We take all threats seriously and the safety of our members and our community is my upmost priority, and I am relieved that the threat is no longer active,” said Col. Barry Deibert, Commander of the 153 AW. “Again, I am thankful to all the response personnel for their skilled response and professionalism in ensuring our safety.”