Journalist detained on Mexican military base

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican army says a journalist and two retired soldiers have been detained after entering a military base north of the capital under false pretenses and recording video.

Ciro Gómez Leyva said via Twitter on Thursday that reporter Humberto Padgett who works on his Radio Formula show was briefly detained and was expected to be released later in the day.

An army statement says the two former soldiers accompanying the reporter were carrying guns registered to a private security company.

It says they told guards at the base in Santa Lucia that they were getting medical treatment and also going to an educational facility. The army says they were found recording video and tried to flee.

The Mexican government plans to build a controversial commercial airport at the base.