Man shot by security forces dies after intruding into Andersen Air Force Base on Guam

Stars and Stripes | 8/16/2019 | + authorName +
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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.

Intruder - Scene - Emergency - Personnel - Statements

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.”

Incident - Wednesday - Guam - Police - Home

The incident began Wednesday evening while Guam Police were investigating a reported home invasion on Ypao Road in Tamuning, Guam’s Pacific Daily News reported, citing police sources. Officers leaving the scene spotted the suspect’s vehicle. A high-speed chase ensued.

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The driver attempted to force his way through Andersen’s front gate at approximately 7:35 p.m. but crashed into emergency defensive barriers...
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