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Heightened security measures have been implemented at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston as emergency personnel respond to reported activity involving a suspicious vehicle.
As a result, a state of full lockdown has been implemented while emergency responders complete their preliminary investigation.
The driver of the vehicle has been placed in custody while the investigation is being conducted. There were no other passengers in the vehicle at the time and emergency personnel report no other individuals are suspected of being involved.
More information will be released as it becomes available.
According to Military Officials, the man that drove through the gate at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio was a Saudi National.
Military officials say explosive materials were reportedly found in his car.
The unidentified man was taken into custody and officials are still trying to determine his motive.
Military officials are not calling this an attempted terrorist attack.
No one also could explain how the vehicle got on post or what about it caused someone to believe it was suspicious, but more than 91,000 cars come and go on three San Antonio military installations every day.
Thirty members of a specialized infectious disease team have completed a round of training at Fort Sam Houston. The military team, organized by the Department of Defense to assist in domestic Ebola cases, trained in the specifics of using hazmat-style suits, which will protect them from exposure to the virus.
Team members were scheduled to return to regular duty at their home bases after the training and remain ready to respond within 72 hours to any future Ebola cases. The team, which could be split up according to need, will be assigned to assist civilian medical personnel in hospitals only on U.S. soil.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A college student has been detained after driving onto Fort Sam Houston over the weekend, causing a nearly four-hour lockdown.
502nd Air Base Wing spokesman Alex Delgado said the male student is not in the service and the vehicle did not contain any explosives or weapons.
The student is in military custody. No charges have been filed against the student, whose name, age and school have not been released.
SAN ANTONIO (November 25, 2014) A college student who triggered a lockdown at Fort Sam Houston has been released and won't face charges after trying to drive onto the post over the weekend without proper credentials.
The spokesman for the 502nd Air Base Wing, Alex Delgado, said the male student is not in the service and the vehicle did not contain any explosives or weapons.
There were no passengers in the vehicle.
Officials did not release the student's name, age or school.