Man Tries To Breach Air Force Base, Police Open Fire

( – An unidentified driver managed to breach the main entry point into the Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis, prompting security personnel on the base to fire at the vehicle in self-defense.

After breaching the main entry point into the base, which is located in Texas, the vehicle sped out again into traffic. A spokesperson for the base, Robert Strain, told media that the vehicle initially sped towards the gate “in the wrong direction of traffic” and at a high rate of speed.

The vehicle was able enter the facility for a few minutes before speeding out again. The driver did not exit the vehicle and security personnel pursued the suspect for a time. No injuries to any of the base’s personnel nor to the driver of the vehicle were reported.

The suspect was eventually apprehended later by the San Antonio Police Department nine miles away from the base after he figured in a separate accident. As a result of the incident, the gates to the base were temporarily closed but reopened after a few hours.

The suspect was not able to reach any of the training areas in the base, which primarily serves as a training facility for ground combat units belonging to the Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps. In a smaller capacity, Camp Bullis also is a training facility for units that are stationed at Brooke Army Medical Center, which is close to the base.

Along with Camp Bullis, the Joint Base-Randolph, Joint Base-Fort Sam Houston, and Joint Base-Lackland comprise the Joint Base San Antonio.

Earlier in the week, Fort Sam Houston was also forced to close its gates and place a number of buildings on lockdown after gunshots rang out from a wooded area located just outside the gate. Authorities said that the two incidents are separate and unrelated.

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