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Fort Sam Houston Lockdown Lifted After Suspicious Driver Detained

The driver of a suspicious vehicle was taken into custody after sparking a lockdown at Fort Sam Houston, officials said late Sunday.

The driver of a vehicle that ran into the gate of Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio Sunday night, sparking a lockdown, was in FBI custody Monday morning. The lockdown was lifted after officials at the base determined it was safe to return to normal operations late Sunday night, said Alex Delgado, spokesman for the 502nd Air Base Wing.

The driver of the car was turned over to the FBI by Fort Sam Houston security officials, who made the arrest. No one else was in the vehicle, nor were there any explosive devices or evidence of explosive material in the car. It was not clear if charges would be filed. Fort Sam Houston’s 3,000 acres house the Army Medical Command Headquarters and are part of Joint Base San Antonio.


— Jim Miklaszewski