Post spokesman Tom McCollum told ABC11 that an area of the Randolph Pointe apartment complex was cordoned off for a time Wednesday evening. People in three apartments had to be evacuated.
Officials said they received word around 5 p.m. that a non-commissioned officer had ricin, which is an extremely poisonous protein extracted from castor beans. However, nothing was found when haz-mat teams went into that soldier's apartment about 7 p.m.
Everyone who was evacuated was allowed back into their homes after 8 p.m.
Fort Bragg officials said they will have more details on the incident on Thursday.