On Thursday, an intruder was shot and killed at Andersen Air Force Base in Guam. The intruder crashed a car into barriers, was able to evade authorities for hours, and then attacked and stabbed a Defense Department Security Forces member while being apprehended.
“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 Cmdr. Brig. Gen. Gentry Boswell said.
“At approximately 6:35 a.m. local time, the search for the suspect involved in a high-speed police chase last night with Guam Police Department ended when he was located by a team of security forces members here,” the base wrote in a statement on Facebook. “The individual crashed into the barriers on Andersen AFB and attempted to flee on foot.”
“Our top priority is to ensure the safety of Team Andersen, our service members and families.” Boswell said, “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.”
This is why I believe military bases should be built along the northern and southern border. The DOD does not play around with trespassers. The quick action to use lethal force on the suspect likely prevented more injuries beyond the initial stabbing.