Suspicious package at Maxwell Air Force Base

A suspicious package briefly shut down parts of Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery Friday. Base officials said the package was found during a routine inspection and initially tested positive for explosives. Security officials cordoned off the surrounding area and closed a nearby entrance to the base.

The package was found at the base post office at about 10 a.m. It was about the size of a box of checks. Security officials opened the package and realized it contained only food. All activities on the base have returned to normal.