- Associated Press - Monday, May 11, 2015

MINOT, N.D. (AP) - Air Force authorities are questioning the owner of a suspicious backpack that caused a scare at Minot Air Force Base.

Officials Monday morning evacuated the 5th Medical Group clinic buildings and closed the base’s main gate as a precaution after the backpack was found.

The threat was deemed over less than two hours later, and 2nd Lt. Kylee Ashton says the main gate was reopened and the clinic returned to normal operations.

The Air Force did not release what was in the backpack, citing the ongoing investigation.

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