Military Tightens Security at Base in Delaware after Drivers Raise Suspicion
- By Matt Holden
- Jan 15, 2015
According to reports, the military has tightened security at New Castle Air National Guard Base in Delaware after unknown suspects apparently tried to probe the base for security weaknesses.
A Pentagon official said that no specific threat or person had been identified, but the base raised its security threat level. Precautions such as additional inspections of the base, tighter checks for incoming mail, and random checks of cars were all put into motion.
The FBI, the Air Force, the Joint Terrorism Task Force and Delaware police are investigating attempted probes of the base perimeter, including the main gate, once on Monday and four on Tuesday, the officials said.
Matt Holden is an Associate Content Editor for 1105 Media, Inc. He received his MFA and BA in journalism from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He currently writes and edits for Occupational Health & Safety magazine, and Security Today.