“Last evening a Soldier attemped to gain access to Fort Bragg through one of our access control points. The Soldier was dressed as a suicide bomber with similated explosive vest.
“The incident resulted in an emergency response, EOD clearing the entire scene and an extended closure of a gate. Although the incident remains under investigation, initial reports indicate it was a Halloween costume.”
The statement said “costumes of this sort are not allowed at Fort Bragg” and that all costumes must be “tasteful”.