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Fort Rucker gate closed after military search dog alerted to suspicious vehicle

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FORT RUCKER, AL (WSFA) -

The Enterprise Gate inbound to Fort Rucker was closed for a short time Wednesday after a military working dog alerted its handlers to something suspicious inside a vehicle.

Fort Rucker authorities say the incident happened today at 11:30 a.m. during a random vehicle check.

The military working dog alerted to something suspicious inside a vehicle being checked. Fort Rucker officials immediately closed the gate to both inbound and outbound traffic as a precaution.

The Dothan Explosive Ordnance Disposal specialists were called in to assist Fort Rucker's first responders. 

The vehicle was searched, however, first responders found nothing to trigger the dog. The scene was clear and normal gate operations were resumed.

Fort Rucker officials say, "Although nothing was found today, this highlights that our security measures work and that we take every incident very seriously. Our biggest concern is the safety of those who live and work on Fort Rucker."

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