Coast Guard enforces safety zone in response to report of possible explosive device

AGAT, Guam — Tuesday the Agat Marina was reopened to traffic at 11:50 a.m. following an earlier closure due to a report of a suspicious package.

At 8:59 a.m., Cmdr. Joshua Empen, Acting Commander, Coast Guard Sector Guam and Captain of the Port, established a safety zone enforcement of 500 yards in the vicinity of Agat Marina following report of a suspicious package and possible improvised explosive device at the marina.

All precautions were taken to ensure the safety of the public and all responders.

U.S. Coast Guard Investigative Service personnel are also on-scene with local and federal authorities to further investigate the nature of the equipment found. A Department of Defense Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit assisted and confirmed the package was not a threat.

Local law enforcement conducted additional sweeps of the harbor. The suspicious package will be turned over to the FBI.

As a reminder, do not approach, touch, or move any suspicious package. Carefully leave the area, contact 911, and provide information based on anything observed.

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