Men arrested trying to enter bases were T-Mobile contractors

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Two men who were arrested Saturday after they tried unsuccessfully to enter several military bases on Oahu were working for the cellular phone provider T-Mobile.

The two were taken into custody at the entrance to the Aliamanu Military Reservation. Officials shut down the Ala Kapuna overpass at Red Hill and the eastbound Ala Kapuna off ramp from Moanalua Freeway for several hours while they investigated a vehicle for possible explosives. A military spokesperson Sunday said the two men were questioned and then were cited for trespassing on federal property. The spokesperson identified the men as contractors for T-Mobile.

In a statement, the company said, "T-Mobile hired a vendor to help with the fine tuning of our 4G network. We requested that our vendor not enter any military bases. We are discussing this with our vendor, and we apologize for any concern this may have caused.

"T-Mobile respects the procedures of all of our military bases and we regret this unfortunate incident," the statement concluded.

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