- Associated Press - Friday, March 25, 2016

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - The lockdown has been lifted at an Army hospital near Fort Bliss, hours after a witness reported seeing a man toting two rifles.

William Beaumont Army Medical Center spokeswoman Amabilia Payen says the facility in El Paso was given the all-clear Friday afternoon. She says the gate to the hospital would reopen soon.

The hospital went on lockdown around noon, when a caller reported seeing a man carrying two rifles and ammunition cans near the first-floor courtyard. Payen says there were no reports of gunfire and law enforcement officers went through the building.

She says authorities are investigating whether the witness may have seen someone who was part of the Color Guard or another ceremonial detail.

El Paso police didn’t immediately return a message seeking details about the investigation.


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