GERMANTOWN, Md. - Officials say a security dog alerted security personnel to the presence of possible explosives inside a vehicle at a Department of Energy checkpoint in Germantown.
A private security guard working for the Department of Energy was at the entrance gate around 9 a.m. when his dog alerted him to the presence of a possible explosive inside a vehicle at the complex on Germantown Road.
Montgomery County Fire Rescue Service Bomb Squad responded to assist with the situation.
Security dog alerted to possible explosives at Dept. of Energy checkpoint in Germantown: officials
At around 11 a.m., the Department of Energy said the investigation is continuing off site and that the complex will return to normal operations once all law enforcement units have departed.
No injuries have been reported.
Images from SKYFOX over the scene show a white vehicle stopped at the checkpoint. Emergency vehicles and other personnel have closed the driveway to the entrance. Traffic delays can be expected in the area.