Halloween Was No "Treat" for Fort Bragg Officials

Fort Bragg, North Carolina A soldier made a poor choice when he decided to dress up as a suicide bomber for Halloween. The costume, complete with a simulated explosive vest, caused an emergency response at Fort Bragg when he attempted to gain access to the Base through one of the access control points.

In a written statement about the incident, officials said, "The incident resulted in an emergency response, EOD clearing the entire scene and an extended closure of a gate." It was determined that the soldier was wearing a Halloween costume, but a reminder was issued that such costumes are banned on the Base.

The statement went on to say, "All costumes should be appropriate in dress and tasteful. The Senior Commander of Fort Bragg further directs that soldiers not wear costumes of this sort off post and strongly encourages soldiers, Army civilians, and family members to follow the same guidance to prevent similar issues within our neighboring communities."

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