Device found outside Travis Air Force Base not harmful

Fairfield Police Department

A suspicious device that forced officials Saturday night to close the main entrance to Travis Air Force Base outside Fairfield was a beacon or tagging point for a geo-caching scavenger hunt game, police said.

The main entrance and nearby roads were closed starting at about 9 p.m. when the device was found in the 500 block of Parker Road.

Fairfield police said on Twitter at 10:49 p.m. that the device posed no danger and the base entrance and Parker Road were open again.

Eastbound and westbound Airbase Parkway also reopened.

Geo-caching is not illegal, but placing an item that looks like an improvised explosive device or IED next to a military base was less than prudent, police said.