HIKO, Nev. — Authorities keeping watch over thousands of Earthlings partying in the Nevada desert, drawn by a “Storm Area 51” internet craze, are reporting no serious overnight incidents.
Lincoln County Sheriff Kerry Lee called it “pretty calm” early Saturday at “Alienstock” events in Rachel and “Area 51 Basecamp” in Hiko (HI’-koh).
Lee says groups gathered until about 4 a.m. at two gates to the sprawling once-secret U.S. Air Force facility between the two towns.
He says about 20 people broke from among revelers and the curious at the Rachel gate and rushed forward, but stopped short.
Lee says one person was arrested overnight for disorderly conduct at the music, speakers, movies and camping event and in Hiko.