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Man arrested after his boat lands at Cape Canaveral security zone

From Charley Keyes, CNN
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Security units respond after a boat washes ashore at Cape Canaveral
  • A man on the boat is arrested after he gives different names to guards

(CNN) -- A man was arrested after arriving at Cape Canaveral, Florida, Air Force station Tuesday n a 25-foot sailboat, according to military authorities.

A public affairs spokesman for nearby Patrick Air Force Base said the unidentified man was being held in custody after repeatedly giving security guards different names.

"A boat washed up on the north end of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and security units responded," 1st Lt. Karl Wiest told CNN. "He gave multiple names when asked for identification, time and time again." Wiest said the Air Force office of special investigations will look into the incident.

No security alerts have been issued and the incident appeared to be unrelated to a commercial space launch scheduled for Wednesday.

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