Attempt to enter MacDill AFB with weapons foiled

I imagine this will be a bigger story in the morning as more details become available but two people were detained today attempting to enter MacDill Air Force Base in Florida. Details are still very scarce and the two people (a man and a woman) have not been identified by name nor has any affiliation with any group been announced.

FOXNews has some limited details.

Military-style gear and weapons were found inside the vehicle of a man and woman who attempted to gain illegal entry to MacDill Air Force Base in Florida on Monday, the military said.

The two were in custody after trying to access the base about 5:00 p.m. local time through the Bayshore Gate, according to a United States Air Force statement.

Base public affairs officer Senior Airman Katherine B. Holt reports a man and woman were unable to show proper identification Monday evening, and their vehicle was searched. Security found military-style gear and weapons in the sport utility vehicle but no explosives. Holt says she didn’t know how many weapons were removed but they were [of] rifle-type.Gateway Pundit links to some video of ABC news coverage of the event.

Efforts to link the two suspects to the tea party have no doubt already begun…

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