Source: Homestead Air Reserve Base Evacuated After Explosive Device ‘Rolled’ Into Area Where It Shouldn’t Be

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Homestead Air Reserve Base (Credit: CBS Miami)

The Homestead Air Reserve Base was evacuated Wednesday night due to an ongoing incident.

The base has since given the all-clear. Saying in a statement, “Once the damaged ordinance was repaired, the all-clear was given. No one was injured in the incident. We will be providing additional information as it becomes available. The safety of HARB personnel and the local community is our top priority.”

According to a CBS4 source briefed on the incident, an explosive device became loose and “rolled” into an area where it should not be.

The device did not explode, but fearing it could, parts of the base were evacuated as the airman on the base seek to contain it and secure it.

CBS4’s Jim DeFede was told that base officials believe they have the situation under control, for now.

In the meantime, the Miami-Dade Police Department is helping with traffic control in the surrounding areas.

Please avoid the area of SW 137 Ave to Waterstone Blvd. from SW 288 Street to 312 Street.

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