An intruder at Andersen Air Force Base in Guam was shot and killed by base security forces on Wednesday night after stabbing a Defense Department civilian security forces while attempting to escape arrest, base officials announced.
The unidentified suspect had led Guam Police Department officers on a high-speed chase on Wednesday when his vehicle crashed into a security barrier at Andersen AFB, a 36th Wing public affairs official said in a Facebook post.
The then suspect fled on foot into a nearby clutch of jungle, prompting the 36th Security Forces Squadron to initiate a base lockdown amid a search of the area.
Upon his discovery, the suspect "responded aggressively and stabbed a Department of Defense civilian security forces member," according to officials. "The suspect was subsequently shot by the officer in self-defense."
The suspect was subsequently transported to a civilian hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
"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 Brig. General Gentry Boswell said in a statement on Thursday morning. "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."
The Air Force Office of Special Investigation, Naval Criminal Investigative Service, Andersen AFB security forces, and Guam PD are currently investigating the incident.
Army and Air Force Exchange Service officials are warning soldiers and military families to be aware of scammers using the Exchange's logo.
In a news release Wednesday, Exchange officials said scammers using the name "Exchange Inc." have "fooled" soldiers and airmen to broker the sale of used cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats and boat engines.
KABUL (Reuters) - The Islamic State (IS) militant group claimed responsibility on Sunday for a suicide blast at a wedding reception in Afghanistan that killed 63 people, underlining the dangers the country faces even if the Taliban agrees a pact with the United States.
The Saturday night attack came as the Taliban and the United States try to negotiate an agreement on the withdrawal of U.S. forces in exchange for a Taliban commitment on security and peace talks with Afghanistan's U.S.-backed government.
Islamic State fighters, who first appeared in Afghanistan in 2014 and have since made inroads in the east and north, are not involved in the talks. They are battling government and U.S.-led international forces and the Taliban.
The group, in a statement on the messaging website Telegram, claimed responsibility for the attack at a west Kabul wedding hall in a minority Shi'ite neighborhood, saying its bomber had been able to infiltrate the reception and detonate his explosives in the crowd of "infidels".
Calling aviation geeks in New York City: The British are coming.
In their first visit to the United States since 2008, the Royal Air Force "Red Arrows" will perform an aerial demonstration next week over the Hudson River, according to an Air Force news release. F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, the Air Force Thunderbirds and Navy Blue Angels demonstration teams will also be part of the show.