A desk sergeant at Fort Sam Houston says the San Antonio Army post has been put on lockdown for an undisclosed reason.

The official says the lockdown began Sunday evening, and it’s undetermined how long it will last. He declined to give his name due to department policy.

According to the city of San Antonio’s website, the base was established in 1910 – the ninth-oldest Army installation in the country. Fort Sam Houston now encompasses 3,000 acres and is home of military medicine and part of Joint Base San Antonio.


A driver is in custody after reportedly driving through without stopping at the Harry Wurzbach East gate, triggering a manhunt, sources told KENS. The lockdown was in response to the driver’s actions, according to KSAT-TV.

No one else was in the vehicle at the time the driver was taken into custody, KSAT reported, adding that it appears no one else in involved.



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