Authorities lift West Point lockdown

The U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. lifted a lockdown Monday morning after a reported suspicious vehicle on the installation was identified as not being a threat, a spokesman for the school told Fox News.

Officials began a search for a vehicle after a “concerned citizen” reported seeing a man “who fit the description” of Ahmad Khan Rahami, the person wanted by authorities in connection with the New York and New Jersey bombings, Lt. Col. Christopher Kasker said.

The man was eventually identified as a resident of West Point.

“Once the report of a suspicious vehicle was made, appropriate security measures were taken,” Kasker said. “Authorities at West Point continue to work directly with their county, state and federal counterparts in all matters of security. West Point officials are encouraged by the active roll citizens are taking to say something when they see something.”

West Point is located about 60 miles north of New York City, where a bomb exploded Saturday evening, injuring 29 people. Authorities are still hunting those responsible for that attack.

Fox News’ Lucas Tomlinson contributed to this report.



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