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Fort Carson gate reopened, object not dangerous

Published On: Oct 11 2012 11:49:50 AM CDT   Updated On: Oct 11 2012 12:46:48 PM CDT
FORT CARSON, Colo. -

Gate 1 on Fort Carson has reopened on Thursday morning after a suspicious package prompted its closure.

Maintenance crews found the object near the gate around 9:30 a.m.  They notified authorities who closed the gate and sent in a bomb robot to inspect the object. 

The object turned out to be a step stool covered with camouflage material and was deemed not dangerous.  It is unclear who left the stool and why.

The gate reopened around 11:30 a.m.

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