Man Detained After Driving Through Military Base Security

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DAYTON, Ohio (AP) – Officials at Ohio’s largest military base say a man who ignored guards’ instructions to stop at a security gate prompted evacuation of some buildings, but the base has been determined safe.

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base spokesman Daryl Mayer says the investigation is continuing after a man drove through the gate area at the base near Dayton around 9:40 Tuesday morning.

A base statement says security forces pursued the driver and located the vehicle parked outside a building. They then cordoned the area around the vehicle and evacuated some surrounding facilities.

The statement says the individual was detained by security forces for failing to heed instructions from guards.

Mayer says no other information was immediately available.