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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted at 9:40 a.m., Thursday, September 27, 2001

Fort Shafter security scare disrupts traffic

By Brandon Masuoka
Advertiser Staff Writer

Fort Shafter officials closed entry gates and police closed surrounding streets after a suspicious white bag was found hanging on a fence near Pyle Gate on Fort Shafter Flats today.

Army security personnel found the bag near the reserve training area at about 6:25 a.m., said Capt. Stacy Bathrick, spokeswoman for the 25th Infantry Division (Light) and U.S. Army Hawaii.

Army officials investigated the bag and found telephone wire inside, Bathrick said.

The gates onto Fort Shafter and Fort Shafter Flats were re-opened just after 8 a.m. The gate and road closures snarled traffic around Fort Shafter, police said.

Correction: A previous edition of this story contained wrong references to Schofield Barracks.