Suspicious note and package found at Fort Benning
(AP) – 5 hours ago
FORT BENNING, Ga. — A Fort Benning spokesman says Army officials are investigating whether a suspicious note and package found at the west Georgia post is a viable threat.
Bob Purtiman says a soldier found the note and package Thursday morning in an outdoor gazebo. The soldier immediately told a supervisor, who called 911.
Purtiman would not say what was in the note or what was in the package.
He said authorities are investigating whether there is a viable threat against Fort Benning. He says security measures have been heightened in the meantime.
Earlier this month, an Army psychiatrist opened fire at Fort Hood in Texas, killing 13 people and wounding more than 30 others.