Fort Bliss_U.S. Army officials have blown up a suspicious package found near a commercial traffic gate at Fort Bliss in Texas.
Base spokeswoman Jean Offutt said the item was found by Fort Bliss law enforcement officers at about 9 a.m. Monday. It was resting along a fence near the Chaffee gate, which is used mostly for commercial traffic into the sprawling West Texas post just outside El Paso.
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.
Offutt said the FBI has taken over the investigation.