BÖBLINGEN, Germany — A 56-year-old Stuttgart woman was detained Thursday morning while entering Panzer Casern after telling gate security guards she had a bomb in her car.

The German woman, whom Böblingen and U.S. military police would not identify, became agitated when gate guards decided to search her car, and then made the bomb threat, according to Art Richard, provost marshal for U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart.

Traffic was halted for two hours going in and out of the casern as U.S. military and German police secured the scene. The car was searched first by bomb-sniffing dogs and then by military police.

The woman, a family member of a Defense Department employee, was traveling with another woman and a child. She was detained by Böblingen police and eventually released.

Frank Natterer, a German police spokesman, said the woman has not yet been charged with a crime but would have to go to court if she is charged.

Sign Up for Daily Headlines

Sign up to receive a daily email of today's top military news stories from Stars and Stripes and top news outlets from around the world.

Sign Up Now