Air Force Opens Fire On Civilian Who Broke Into Base

( – Air Force security personnel discharged multiple rounds on Tuesday at a vehicle that recklessly entered the main access point of a Texas base.

Reportedly, an unidentified driver accelerated towards Air Force guards “at an elevated speed against the flow of traffic” at Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis. The driver managed to breach the access control point, gaining access to the installation for several minutes before swiftly exiting through the gate, as outlined in a report.

Angela Casarez, spokesperson for Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis, detailed the incident, stating, “Security forces pursued the driver and employed defensive measures when the suspected gate runner attempted to exit the installation via the inbound lane at an excessive rate of speed.” The driver, however, did not reach any training areas on the expansive 27,000-acre base and escaped without injury from the shots fired by Air Force personnel.

Following a separate incident about nine miles from the base, the San Antonio Police Department arrested the suspect. Camp Bullis, primarily utilized for training Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps combat troops, is part of Joint Base San Antonio, housing Fort Sam Houston, Randolph Air Force Base, and Lackland Air Force Base.

Fort Sam Houston experienced a gate closure and lockdown of several buildings concurrently with the Camp Bullis incident due to gunshots heard from a nearby wooded area. Although it remains unclear if the two incidents are connected, both gates and buildings reopened hours later, with no reported injuries to military personnel.

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.” They emphasized that no injuries to Air Force personnel, the subject, or damage to Air Force property were reported, and an investigation into the incident is ongoing.