Threatening phone call briefly closes Fort Hood traffic

The Bernie Beck Gate marks the official entrance to Fort Hood. (KXAN Photo\Frank Martinez)
The Bernie Beck Gate marks the official entrance to Fort Hood. (KXAN Photo/Frank Martinez)

FORT HOOD, Texas (KXAN) — Fort Hood officials backed down from precautionary security measures late Thursday afternoon that were prompted by a threatening phone call.

Fort Hood issued an official statement shortly before 4 p.m. saying traffic was forbidden to enter the post “due to a potential force protection issue.” Traffic was being allowed to leave the post as usual.

A force protection issue typically means officials are concerned about protecting personnel and property on post.

KXAN confirmed with post officials that the phone call was the basis of increased security and not reports of animal bones being found on post.

Our crew on the scene reported traffic was freely flowing around 5 p.m.

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