Suspicious package investigated at Texas naval air station, person detained

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A person has been detained after a suspicious package found at the main gate of a naval air station in Fort Worth prompted a lockdown of that gate.

Officials at Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base said in a statement the package was discovered by a Naval Security Force member Thursday morning.

The base initially went on lockdown. Officials soon allowed inbound and outbound traffic through a commercial delivery gate, but kept the main gate closed. They reopened it Thursday afternoon.

Air Force and Fort Worth police bomb-disposal personnel performed a remote procedure on the package, and Naval Criminal Investigative Service agents questioned the person detained and took him away.

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Officials at the installation, which was formerly Carswell Air Force Base, are releasing no further information.