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March 18, 2012 at 5:19 PM

Soldier threatens to blow up barracks

Military police have detained a soldier at Joint Base Lewis-McChord after the soldier threatened to blow up his barracks, a military spokesman said.

No bomb or other explosive device was found, and no one was hurt, said spokesman Lt. Col. Gary Dangerfield. “It was just a threat,” he said.

He said the incident occurred Saturday, when someone at the base reported the soldier’s threat to authorities.

The soldier was taken into custody by military police, and is in confinement on the base, Dangerfield said.

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