News World Halloween ‘suicide bomber’ spooks army base

Halloween ‘suicide bomber’ spooks army base

Shutterstock
Share
Twitter Facebook Reddit Pinterest Email

Remember that time Prince Harry dressed up as a Nazi Soldier?

A soldier in the US has gone one better, triggering an emergency response with his suicide bomber getup at a US Army base in North Carolina.

The ‘suicide bomber’, complete with a fake explosives vest, tried to enter Fort Bragg through one of the access control points, only to raise the alarm.

Burning boy found on doorstep 
IS claims jet shooting amid doubts

The base, home to the army’s airborne and special operations forces, was forced to clear the area and bring in the explosives disposal unit.

It’s unclear whether the soldier was simply pulling a prank, or legitimately thought the costume would be well received.

Screen Shot 2015-11-02 at 8.20.11 am

“The soldier as dressed as a suicide bomber with a simulated explosives vest,” a social media account linked to the army based posted online.

“Although the incident remains under investigation, initial reports indicate it was a Halloween Costume.

“Costumes of this sort are not allowed on Fort Bragg.”

Perhaps for next year’s Halloween the base should award bonus points for using common sense.

Elsewhere in the US, Americans took to the streets in a swathe of freaky and downright impressive costumes.

See below for some of this year’s best celebrity Halloween costumes:

Model Tyra Banks transformed into magnate Richard Branson. Photo: Instagram
Model Tyra Banks transformed into magnate Richard Branson. Photo: Instagram
Ellen Degeneres was "the little-known Kardashian sister Karla". Photo: Instagram
Ellen Degeneres was “the little-known Kardashian sister Karla”. Photo: Instagram
Beyonce as superheroine Storm from X-Men. Photo: Instagram
Beyonce as superheroine Storm from X-Men. Photo: Instagram
The always impressive Heidi Klum as Jessica Rabbit. Photo: Instagram
The always impressive Heidi Klum as Jessica Rabbit. Photo: Instagram
Kim Kardashian as... herself at the 2013 Met Gala. Photo: Instagram
Kim Kardashian as… herself at the 2013 Met Gala. Photo: Instagram

Comments
View Comments