NOW: Shots Fired During Security Breach at Air Force One Base

Joint Base Andrews - Home of Air Force One

( – BREAKING NOW: Joint Base Andrews, the home of Air Force One and one of the United States’ most secure military installations, was the site of a security breach on Monday.

An intruder entered the base’s housing area and was confronted by a resident who opened fire on the intruder.

Security forces arrived on the scene and apprehended the intruder.

The incident is being investigated by law enforcement.

This is not the first time Joint Base Andrews has experienced security lapses.

In February 2021, a man managed to get through the base’s security checkpoint, walk through secure areas and climb into a C-40 aircraft used to fly government officials. An investigation later revealed several security failures, including human error by a gate guard, the intruder slipping through a fence undetected, and accessing a parked airplane without being challenged.

Joint Base Andrews is responsible for protecting the fleet of presidential aircraft, including Air Force One and the “doomsday” 747 aircraft that serves as the nation’s airborne nuclear command center if necessary.

Despite its crucial role, the base has struggled with security issues in the past.

The recent breach raises questions about the effectiveness of the base’s security measures and highlights the need for improvements to ensure the safety and security of the nation’s critical assets. The Air Force has declined to comment further on the incident.

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