Guard Opens Fire After Intruder Breaks Into Joint Base Andrews Housing Area

An intruder on Monday broke into Joint Base Andrews where Air Force One and other presidential aircraft such as a “doomsday” plane is stored.

A guard opened fire on the intruder before security rushed in to make an arrest.

“A man gained unauthorized access to a JBA housing area. A resident discharged a firearm, security forces arrived on scene to apprehend the intruder and law enforcement is investigating the incident,” Joint Base Andrews said in a tweet.

Fox News reported:

An intruder broke into Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, where presidential Air Force One planes are kept, and was soon fired upon by a base resident Monday.

The individual gained access to the base Monday morning, before being spotted at a housing area inside the base. JBA houses AF1 jets and other presidential aircraft. A base resident inside the building fired a single shot, and then security arrived to arrest the man. He remains unidentified.

“A man gained unauthorized access to a JBA housing area. A resident discharged a firearm, security forces arrived on scene to apprehend the intruder and law enforcement is investigating the incident,” Joint Base Andrews said in a statement posted to Twitter.

In addition to Air Force One planes, hangars at the base house the massive “doomsday” plane that could serve as a mobile command center for the president in the event of major emergency, according to The Associated Press.

Officials have not stated the man’s motive for entering the facility, though their investigation is ongoing.

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