When I was working at the BX one night, apparently a janitor was listening on a conversation on two punks on the street. One was saying to the other, “Hey I should bomb this place tommorrow.” It went something like that. He told the supervisor up front and she immediately called the police. Now obviously as much as this may have been a joke, it wasn’t. And just minutes later the bomb squad, DOD’s, and MP’s scattered the building. The store was already closed so all the employees had to stay longer. From 8:25 to “who knows how long” we were staying outside in front of the parking lot. We had to move to the other side, just in case there was already a bomb we would be in the exploding distance. There wasn’t but I think they caught the guy. He was excaping on a bicycle and was at the shoppette/gas station. The janitor informed the police and filled out the paperwork. Everyone was paid past their shift. We had to stay and we got what the lady next to me said (she thought we wasn’t going to be paid for this), mandatory stay, mandatory pay. The only thing I can say about this. Everyone was cheering when it was finally over and we could go home. The girls next to me were wondering when we would go home. One of the girls felt like just telling the officer the locker combination and getting her stuff for her. Yeah, of course, she along with everyone else. She even said she won’t be using a locker anymore. She said she’ll just bring all her sh– with her. Anyways that’s about it. I waited in the back parking lot for my mom to pick me up. She couldn’t come before because there were cop cars blocking the road. Finally at 10:30 they were done searching the place. The bomb squad dressed up and went inside, it took just a half hour just for them to get ready, just in case there really was a bomb inside. I mean, gosh, it would have already gone off at that point. Well, the janitor said it so we had to take precautions. Everybody’s saying like, “Oh there hasn’t been a situation like this in a long time, I bet the base is going to go on lockdown now.” Well since the police caught the guy last night we don’t have anything to worry about when we go to work today.