UPDATE 5:31PM EST November 24: Now the suspect is not a Saudi national and had no explosives. (Thanks to Bill).
“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.” Of course they aren’t. And no doubt it wasn’t. Probably it’s just a traffic incident. He was on his way to a fireworks display but got lost.
“UPDATE: Saudi National Detained at Fort Sam Houston,” KCENTV.com, November 23, 2014 (thanks to Bill):
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.
MORE UPDATES TO FOLLOW
(KCEN) – Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio was put on lockdown Sunday evening, officials said.
A desk sergeant, who declined to give his name citing department policy, confirmed the lockdown at the Army post. He gave no reason.
KCEN’s sister station, KENS-TV reported that a driver was in custody after driving through a gate at the base without stopping, triggering a manhunt.
The Bexar County Sheriff’s Department said on Twitter that the lockdown was being handled by military police, and the sheriff’s department had no units assigned to the case. The base public affairs office did not immediately respond to telephone and email requests for information.
Reports on Twitter said cars were being prevented from entering or leaving the base….