Bazooka Rounds Found in Car Entering Fort Bragg

An entrance sign at Fort Bragg, N.C., Tuesday, April 24, 2007. The nine U.S. soldiers killed when a truck bomb exploded next to their patrol base in Iraq were all paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division, based at Fort Bragg, the division said Tuesday. AP Photo/Gerry Broome

Updated at 6:19 p.m. ET

A vehicle thought to be carrying a bazooka round closed a checkpoint at a North Carolina Army base.

Fort Bragg officials said guards at one of the gates found a "bazooka type round" in a car Tuesday. An explosive disposal team was called.

The fort released a statement Tuesday evening saying that the three rounds found weren't live and that they were disposed of appropriately.

CBS News affiliate WRAL-TV in Raleigh, N.C., reports the rounds were from the World War II era.

The driver of the car is a contractor on the base and is being detained by Fort Bragg police, the statement said.

The massive All American Expressway gate on the freeway was closed briefly and traffic was diverted to nearby gates. The gate reopened just after 12:30 p.m.
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