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Student detained in Fort Sam Houston lockdown released

Suspicious vehicle prompts 4-hour lockdown

SAN ANTONIO – A college student who was detained after driving onto Fort Sam Houston Sunday, causing a nearly four-hour lockdown, has been released, according to a statement from Joint Base San Antonio.

The student was detained after attempting to drive a vehicle through the Harry Wurzbach gate without appropriate credentials. 

"The lockdown was initiated as a precaution to ensure the safety and security of the service members, employees and families stationed at Joint Base San Antonio - Fort Sam Houston," said Brig. Gen. Robert LaBrutta, 502nd Air Base Wing and JBSA commander. "Once JBSA law enforcement and the Explosive Ordnance Disposal specialists were able to verify the vehicle posed no threat, the lockdown was lifted and we resumed normal operations."

The student was detained and questioned for several hours and later released.

No one else was in the car with the student at the time of the incident.

An investigation by the Air Force Office of Special Investigations has been completed and it has been determined there is no threat of terrorism.

The student's name has not been released.