Security threat closes access point to Fort Bragg


FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — The sprawling Fort Bragg U.S. Army base has closed one of its access gates while crews investigate a suspicious package in a pickup truck that approached the checkpoint.

Col. Larry Dewey told reporters that the All American Access Control Point was closed Monday after a man drove up in the pickup truck, couldn’t provide valid identification and gave multiple names.

Dewey said a suspicious package was found in the truck and that explosive ordinance disposal crews were working to determine what it is. He wouldn’t elaborate on what the package could be, saying ammunition or fireworks haven’t been ruled out.

He said the public is asked to use different access points during the closure.

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