Military Operations Tighten Security

Officials restricted access in Montgomery to Maxwell Air force base and Alabama National Guard Facilities Tuesday morning after a terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.

People trying to get onto Maxwell Air force base about 9:00 Tuesday morning had to be very patient. Guards stopped people at the gate and performed a much more extensive search than they usually do. Guards even asked drivers to open their car trunks so they could check the vehicles more closely. The traffic was so slow and backed up, Montgomery police first arrived to help direct traffic; then, they started going from car to car on foot asking people politely to turn around and go home unless they absolutely had to be on base.