(RightIsRight.co) – A dramatic and potentially dangerous situation unfolded at Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis in Texas when Air Force police fired multiple shots at a vehicle that recklessly breached the main entry of the base.
The incident involved an unidentified driver who, according to a Military.com report, hurtled toward Air Force guards “at a high rate of speed in the wrong direction of traffic.”
The individual managed to breach the access control point and entered the installation for several minutes before making an equally rapid exit through the gate.
Angela Casarez, a spokesperson for Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis, provided further details on the incident to Military Times. “Security forces pursued the driver and took defensive measures when the suspected gate runner attempted to exit the installation via the inbound lane traveling at an excessive rate of speed,” she explained.
Remarkably, despite the volatile situation and shots fired by Air Force guards, the driver did not sustain any injuries.
Additionally, it was reported that the driver could not access any of the training areas located within the expansive, over 27,000-acre base.
The situation did not conclude at the base, however.
The San Antonio Police Department later apprehended the suspect around nine miles away from the base after the individual was involved in a separate incident, as noted in the report.
The incident at Camp Bullis occurred contemporaneously with another security concern at Fort Sam Houston, which is part of the larger Joint Base San Antonio, including Randolph Air Force Base and Lackland Air Force Base.
At Fort Sam Houston, several gunshots were heard from a wooded area outside the gate, prompting the closure of another gate and the lockdown of several buildings. Whether these two incidents were connected remains unclear, but the gates and buildings reopened a few hours later.
There were no injuries reported among military personnel during these incidents.
A spokesperson for Joint Base San Antonio confirmed that Air Force Security Forces “fired several shots in self-defense” when the subject drove toward them.
Notably, “no injuries to Air Force personnel, the subject, or damage to Air Force property was reported in relation to this incident.” The matter is still under active investigation.