Skip to comments.Man shot by security forces dies after intruding into Andersen Air Force Base on Guam
Posted on 08/17/2019 6:15:46 PM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity
An intruder who fled from police into Andersen Air Force Base Wednesday evening and stabbed a Defense Department civilian security forces member has died from gunshot wounds inflicted by security forces.
The unnamed man was shot while being apprehended at approximately 6:35 a.m. Thursday, Air Force officials said in two statements Thursday. He had reportedly stabbed an unnamed civilian guard attached to base security forces who was attempting to apprehend him, prompting the guard to open fire.
The intruder was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:52 a.m. while being treated by emergency medical personnel, the statements said. The Air Force has not released the name of either individual involved, nor the condition of the security forces member.
While apprehending a suspect, our defenders were compelled to use lethal force for their own defense, resulting in the death of the suspect, 36th Wing commander Air Force Brig. Gen. Gentry Boswell said in the statements. We value the importance of every life and are thankful for the courage our Defenders display in the safe conduct of their duties protecting our personnel and families.
The incident began Wednesday evening while Guam Police were investigating a reported home invasion on Ypao Road in Tamuning, Guams Pacific Daily News reported, citing police sources. Officers leaving the scene spotted the suspects vehicle. A high-speed chase ensued.
The driver attempted to force his way through Andersens front gate at approximately 7:35 p.m. but crashed into emergency defensive barriers deployed by members of the 36th Security Forces Squadron, the statements said. He then abandoned his vehicle and fled on foot into a jungle area on-base.
The base was locked down following the incident and Guam Police and security forces began searching for the infiltrator, the statements said. The intruder made attempts to evade jungle patrols.
In the meantime, the all clear was issued sometime before 2 a.m. Thursday and normal base operations resumed, Air Force officials wrote on Facebook. The bases main gate was closed again Thursday morning as the intruders arrest unfolded.
When the infiltrator was found, he responded aggressively attacking the arresting officers and stabbed a Department of Defense civilian security forces member, the statements said. The man was then shot by the officer in self-defense.
Earlier Air Force statements said the intruder was taken to a civilian hospital after the shooting.
Air Force officials declined to comment further Friday morning. Guam Polices public information officer did not answer several calls seeking further information Thursday or Friday.
Our top priority is to ensure the safety of Team Andersen, our service members and families, Boswell said in the statements. We are proud of our partnerships in place and for the swift actions taken by our security forces members in conjunction with local law enforcement.
The incident and the use of force remains under investigation by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, Air Force Office of Special Investigation, Andersen security forces and Guam Police, Thursdays statements said.
Assuming we’re ever told, a dollar says it was a foatgucker.
After I got out of the service I guarded an Air National Guard base for several years as a special policeman. Some nights I carried a fully automatic M-16 and some nights an S&W revolver.
Did it capsize?
This is a cautionary tale for those planning to storm Area 51.
This is the base with a B-2 bomber wing?
Guns and barriers do work in keeping the riff raff out. What a surprise.
Now lets apply that to the southern border.
All B-2s are stationed in Missouri. Did you mean B-1?
I looked it up. There are B-2’s deployed to Guam.
Obviously, those signs telling people to stay out with the big red letters saying use of deadly force authorized at the bottom mean what they say.
Chinese or North Korean ?
And the problem is...?
During the mid 60s one of my best friends Father was an officer at Eglin AFB. My Father also worked there. One day at school he told me that the APs had killed a Russian Spy trying to slip into the TAC section of the base.
My Father had heard the same story.
If it was true it never made the local papers or radio.
Most people that have made serious attempts to infiltrate United States Air Force installations have not lived to tell about it.
I guess the perp didn’t read the Red and White signs telling him that deadly force was authorized.
DoD Directive 5210.56:
3.4. USE OF FORCE IN THE PERFORMANCE OF OFFICIAL DUTIES.
a. General. DoD personnel, armed in accordance with this Directive, are authorized to use force in the performance of their official duties, as described in Paragraph 3.1.c. When force is necessary to perform official duties, DoD personnel will use a reasonable amount of force and will not use excessive force. The reasonableness of any use of force is determined by assessing the totality of the circumstances that led to the need to use force.
b. Warning Shots. Warning shots are prohibited in the United States. Warning shots are also prohibited outside the United States unless otherwise authorized by applicable host-nation law and status of forces agreements and in accordance with Standing Rules on the Use of Force in non-United States locations.
(1) The DoD Component heads may impose further restrictions on the use of deadly force if deemed necessary in their judgment and if such restrictions would not unduly compromise U.S. national security interests or unduly put DoD personnel at risk.
(2) Deadly force is justified only when there is a reasonable belief that the subject of such force poses an imminent threat of death or serious bodily harm to a person or under the circumstances described in Paragraph 3.4.e.(4).
(4) Deadly force may only be used when reasonable, including, but not limited to, under the following circumstances:
(a) Self-defense and defense of other DoD personnel. Authorized DoD personnel may use deadly force in order to defend themselves or other DoD personnel in their vicinity when there is probable cause to believe the target of that force poses an actual or imminent threat of death or serious bodily harm.
(b) Defense of others. Authorized DoD personnel may use deadly force to defend non-DoD personnel in their vicinity when there is probable cause to believe the target of that force poses an actual or imminent threat of death or serious bodily harm and when defense of those non-DoD personnel is reasonably related to the performance of their assigned mission or to their duty status, or is within the scope of federal employment.
(f) Performing an arrest or apprehension, or preventing escape. Authorized DoD personnel may use deadly force to arrest, apprehend, or prevent the unlawful escape of a fleeing subject if there is probable cause to believe:
1. The subject has committed an offense involving the infliction or threatened infliction of serious physical injury or death; and
2. The escape of the subject would pose an actual or imminent threat of death or serious bodily harm to DoD personnel or others in the vicinity.
He must not have read the regs or the signs at the entry control point (ECP) that are posted to remind people they will behave themselves or deadly force will be used.
Yeah, when they say “Deadly Force Authorized”, they’re not BSing. That whole Storm Area 51 thing is so stupid, they’d see a group that big coming days before they got there. The open desert is a great environment to employ all kinds of weapons from belt-fed machine guns to F-15s armed with 500-lb JDAMs. In boot camp and college, there have been many many many stupid schemes launched with the saying, “They can’t bust all of us.” Yes, they can. After seeing the results, I’ve never been happier to have said, “This is stupid, I’m out.”