Gates reopen at Joint Base Langley–Eustis after ‘security issue’

Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — A security incident involving a person refusing to stop their vehicle at Fort Eustis caused a closure at all gates on Wednesday afternoon just aftet 1 p.m.

Officials say the suspect was removed from the vehicle and no weapons or other dangerous materials were found. The suspect was then taken to the hospital before being released to authorities for questioning. There’s no word on pending charges, but officials say the incident is under investigation. 

“Our security personnel are trained to respond to a variety of security incidents,” said Army Col. Edward Vedder, 633rd Air Base Wing Vice Commander. “Procedures and resources were employed to protect the safety of Joint Base Langley-Eustis, its people, and the surrounding community.

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