Sources: Suspicious vehicle puts West Point on brief lockdown

The U.S. Military Academy was briefly on lockdown after a driver who looked similar to New York City bombing suspect was spotted at the Stony

A driver who looks similar to New York City bombing suspect was spotted at the Stony Lonesome gate entrance to the military facility.

A driver who looks similar to New York City bombing suspect was spotted at the Stony Lonesome gate entrance to the military facility. (9/19/16)

WEST POINT - The U.S. Military Academy at West Point was briefly on lockdown today after a suspicious vehicle made its way through security at the Stony Lonesome gate entrance and onto the military facility, according to sources.

Authorities tell News 12 that someone spotted a driver in New Jersey who looked similar to the New York City bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami so they followed the vehicle up the Palisades Parkway to West Point.

West Point officials closed gates as officials searched for the vehicle and the driver. The car was found, and it was not the bombing suspect.

A West Point spokesman says that outbound traffic was stopped for a short time this morning after receiving reports that a suspicious vehicle was on the installation. They added that traffic is flowing on and off the installation now, with appropriate security checks being conducted.

Rahami has since been arrested after a shootout in New Jersey. He is facing attempted murder charges in connection with that shootout.  

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