Suspicious container found in vehicle at gate to Fort Bragg, investigation underway

Fort Bragg sign (Photo by Logan Mock-Bunting/Getty Images)

Fort Bragg sign (Photo by Logan Mock-Bunting/Getty Images)

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FORT BRAGG, N.C. — Authorities are investigating after possible explosives were detected in a vehicle at the entrance of Fort Bragg on Monday afternoon.

All American Access Control Point is closed until further notice because of the security threat.

Larry Dewey, a Fort Bragg spokesperson, told WTVD that a white man in his early 20s approached the gate in a pickup and did not have proper identification. The man also gave multiple names to Bragg personnel, raising the suspicious level.

“We found a suspicious package in the truck,” Dewey said. “We have not identified what’s in it.”

Dewey said he didn’t know why the man approached the gate. He said the man was not a soldier and not related to any soldier at the base.

Officials used an electronic device to positively confirm the container as suspicious. That doesn’t mean there are explosives inside, Dewey cautioned.

Read more at WTVD.

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