About 75 people arrived early Friday at a gate at the once-secret Area 51 military base in Nevada at the exact time appointed by an internet hoaxster to “storm” the facility to see space aliens. One person was arrested and one person was detained by sheriff’s deputies early Friday.
The “Storm Area 51” invitation spawned festivals in the tiny Nevada towns of Rachel and Hiko nearest the military site, and a more than two-hour drive from Las Vegas. Lincoln County Sheriff Kerry Lee estimated late Thursday that about 1,500 people had gathered at the festival sites and said more than 150 people also made the rugged trip several additional miles on bone-rattling dirt roads to get within selfie distance of the gates.
Authorities say one person was arrested on a charge of public urination and another was detained early Friday at a gate to Area 51 on Friday. Lee scheduled a media briefing later Friday.
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