“But an airbag had been pulled out and reattached with duct tape and wires were hanging free.” Airbags contain a charge that can be used to make pipe bombs. “Security alert issued at Camp Pendleton,” from KABC-TV, March 30 (thanks to Pamela Geller):
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (KABC) — A security alert was reportedly issued at Camp Pendleton after three Middle-Eastern men in two vehicles drove onto the base under suspicious circumstances Saturday night around midnight.
The drivers said they didn’t know each other, but both said they were lost and trying to get to Glendale.
One of the drivers reportedly ignored orders to wait at the main gate and drove onto the base.
A search turned up no weapons.
But an airbag had been pulled out and reattached with duct tape and wires were hanging free.
The next morning the other driver returned to the base and said he made a mistake and was trying to get onto Interstate 5.
A background check showed that the men all had clean records.