Student released after Fort Sam Houston lockdown

AP News
Posted: Nov 24, 2014 11:54 PM

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A college student has been released and won't face charges after trying to drive onto Fort Sam Houston over the weekend without proper credentials, causing a nearly four-hour lockdown.

Officials at the military installation in San Antonio said Monday that investigators inspected the student's vehicle and determined it posed no threat.

The driver was stopped by post officials on Sunday afternoon. Officials said the students had tried to access the base through one of its gates. The base encompasses about 3,000 acres. The lockdown was lifted around 9 p.m. Sunday.

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. There were no other passengers in the vehicle.

Officials did not release the student's name, age or school.