FORT BLISS, Texas – U.S. Army officials exploded a suspicious package found near a commercial traffic gate at Fort Bliss on Monday.
Post spokeswoman Jean Offutt said the item was found by military police officers patrolling the area in the morning. It was resting along a fence near one of the entrances to the sprawling West Texas post.
Offutt said an Army bomb-sniffing dog alerted its handlers to some sort of explosive scent in the package.
Army explosives experts detonated the item in a field away from the gate. No injuries were reported.
Army officials later concluded the package posed no danger. It wasn't immediately clear what the item was.
Offutt said the FBI has taken over the investigation.