Army bio base in mysterious lockdown

Posted by STARR KESHET

Uh oh? A U.S. Army base located in the state of Utah is in full lockdown as the military attempts to resolve a "serious concern."



Problem?

Well, according to Associated Press, the base routinely conducts "tests" to help gauge the protection of troops against dangerous biological attacks.

Army bio base in mysterious lockdown 

However, Base commander Col. William E. King insisted no one was in danger and claimed the gates would reopen as quickly as is "feasible."

"We are working as quickly and as thoroughly as possible to resolve a serious concern within the Test Area," King told the AP.


"Measures like these (lock down of our gates) are not taken lightly. No one is in immediate danger but these steps are required."

Although details are understandably scarce, the Salt Lake Tribune reports that the lockdown kicked in at approximately 5:24PM MST on Wednesday, with no one allowed in or out of the base.