False Alarm at Benning Promps Evacuation

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FORT BENNING, Ga. — Authorities say the emergency situation at Fort Benning, the U.S. Army post in west Georgia, is close to a resolution, and that it was prompted by concerns about a vehicle.

Fort Benning officials said Wednesday afternoon on the base's official Facebook account and on Twitter that authorities secured the area and that personnel were evacuated as a precaution.

The posts say that a soldier asked for help with a battery jump. He misidentified part of the electrical system on the vehicle of the person assisting him, according to the posts, and he alerted emergency officials because he thought there was a threat.

But officials on the scene determined there was no threat.

The base said the situation was close to being resolved early Wednesday afternoon, but authorities offered no further details.

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FORT BENNING, Ga. — Authorities at Fort Benning, the U.S. Army post in west Georgia, say they're dealing with an ongoing "emergency situation" at the post's Warrior Transition Battalion.

Fort Benning officials said Wednesday afternoon on the base's official Facebook account and on Twitter that officials have secured the area and that personnel were safety evacuated as a precaution.

Base officials said in the social media posts that children in a child development center were safe but were being moved to another site due the emergency.

The base provided no other details, and Fort Benning officials could not immediately be reached or did not give further information Wednesday afternoon.

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