Teen With Firearm Apprehended At Joint Base Andrews
The Main Gate at Joint Base Andrews closed Sunday nighttime after a automobile failed to follow instructions from safety personnel. (U.S. Air Force picture by means of Airman 1st Class J.D. Maidens)
A 17-12 months-antique male with a firearm become apprehended Sunday after a car ignored protection employees commands on the Main Gate of Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, and every other character from the automobile remains at big.
According to Joint Base Andrews, the 316th Security Forces Group and local authorities performed a seek of the base to affirm the second one individual was no longer on the bottom premises. The 17-year-old remains in custody.
Joint Base Andrews’ Main Gate closed at roughly 9 p.m. on Sunday, and reopened at about 3 a.m. Monday.
“I am notably pleased with the short actions of our Defenders to straight away set up the barriers to prevent final night time’s stolen vehicle and then understand one of the people that had a weapon. The Defenders dealt with the acute scenario with subject and calm professionalism,” Col. Tyler Schaff, 316th Wing and Joint Base Andrews set up commander, said in a news release.
“We are also grateful for our partnerships with nearby authorities, who replied hastily on base to help the 316th Security Forces Group at some stage in the night,” Schaff stated.
Those concerned in clearing the base blanketed the Prince George’s County Police, Maryland State Police, the Metropolitan Police Department, and the Office of Special Investigation.
The incident is beneath research.
The Pentagon announced in February the Air Force Inspector General turned into launching an research into base security global, after an outsider obtained unauthorized get entry to and entered a jet at Joint Base Andrews.
“Everyone is taking this very critically,” Pentagon spokesman John Kirby informed reporters last month. “The appearing secretary of the Air Force and the Air Force leader of body of workers are going to order the Air Force Inspector General to fully look at this.”