*** We would have been reading of another Fort Hood style attack today, who knows. They must be white hence the lack of media hype. :) MS ***
A man and a woman were taken into custody Monday evening after they tried to gain unauthorized access to MacDill Air Force Base outside Tampa, Fla., and weapons were found in their vehicle, military officials said.
The base is home to the United States Central Command, which oversees the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The pair tried to enter the base around 5 p.m. through the base’s Bayshore Boulevard gate, said Senior Airman Katherine B. Holt, a spokeswoman for the base. When they were unable to show proper identification, their vehicle was inspected and security personnel found military-style weapons and gear inside, officials said.
Members of the base’s fire department and an explosives unit were summoned, but no explosives were found, the base said in a statement. Later, officials said the Bayshore gate was closed, as it normally is at night, and the rest of the base was operating normally.
Officials did not identify the suspects or describe the weapons and gear in detail, and they did not say why the pair might have wanted to access the base. The base was investigating the incident and officials did not plan to release additional details overnight, Airman Holt said.