Jan 27, 2011
SALT LAKE CITY — The commander of an Army base in Utah, which works on how to protect troops against biological and chemical attacks, said it was on lockdown while trying to resolve a “serious concern.”
Military weapons are tested at Dugway Proving Grounds, located about 85 miles southwest of Salt Lake City. The base, which covers around 80,000 acres of desert, according to KSL.com, has a primary mission of defending troops against biological and chemical attacks.
Colonel William E. King did not provide any details in a statement, but said food and beverages were being brought in.
“As you know measures like these (lockdown of our gates) are not taken lightly,” he said, according to KSL.com. “No one is in immediate danger but these steps are required.”
This article was posted: Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 5:06 am