Security Incident Spurs Temporary Lockdown at Fort Eustis

Members of the Fort Eustis chapter of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club clean the area surrounding the Gate 1 entrance at Fort Eustis, Va., Jan. 16, 2016. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Jason J. Brown)
Members of the Fort Eustis chapter of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club clean the area surrounding the Gate 1 entrance at Fort Eustis, Va., Jan. 16, 2016. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Jason J. Brown)

A security incident temporarily shut down two entrance gates at Fort Eustis, Virginia, on Wednesday.

The gates were shut down around 2 p.m., according to social media posts from Joint Base Langley-Eustis (JBLE). Langley Air Force Base and Fort Eustis merged in 2010, though the two facilities are 18 miles apart.

Officials could not provide more details on the incident by press time.

"The security incident at Fort Eustis has been resolved," JBLE posted on Facebook.

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"We anticipate the gates to open shortly. We appreciate your patience as we work toward resuming normal traffic flow!" the post states.

Base officials said they would provide more information as it becomes available.

-- Oriana Pawlyk can be reached at oriana.pawlyk@military.com. Follow her on Twitter at @Oriana0214.

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