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Old 10-06-2019, 02:00 PM
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Exclamation 3 die after car runs gate, crashes into barrier at Robins Air Force Base

3 die after car runs gate, crashes into barrier at Robins Air Force Base
By: Associated Press & Air Force Times - 10-6-19

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — Authorities say a man drove through a gate at Robins Air Force Base and collided with a security barrier, killing himself and two passengers.

The incident occurred Friday night after the vehicle approached the Russell Parkway gate and refused to stop.

News outlets report the car then crashed through the gate, prompting guards to activate a security barrier to keep the vehicle from advancing. The speeding vehicle then hit the barrier.

According to a news release, the driver and a passenger were pronounced dead at the scene. A third man was rushed to Houston Medical Center, where he died.

Authorities said none of the men killed were affiliated with the base.

Their names are not being released until their families have been notified.


Old Similar Gate Buster Report:

Gate runner at Andersen AFB shot dead after attacking, stabbing security forces
By: Stephen Losey - Air Force Times

Security forces at Andersen Air Force Base in Guam on Thursday morning shot and killed a gate runner who “aggressively" attacked officers who tried to arrest him, and stabbed a civilian security forces member.

The unidentified suspect “charged” the front gate at Andersen at about 7:35 p.m. Wednesday night, while being pursued by Guam Police Department officers, Andersen officials said in a release posted on the base Facebook page Thursday.

The suspect crashed his vehicle while trying to force his way through the gate, and then abandoned his vehicle, the release said. He then ran away into the jungle nearby, prompting a base lockdown.

The 36th Security Forces squadron and Guam police began searching for the suspect, who tried to evade patrols in the jungle. Thursday morning, the police and security forces found the suspect on base and tried to arrest him. He “responded aggressively,” attacked the officers, and stabbed the Defense Department civilian. The suspect was then shot by an officer, Andersen officials said, and was pronounced dead on the scene at about 7:52 a.m.

“While apprehending a suspect, our defenders were compelled to use lethal force for their own defense, resulting in the death of the suspect,” Brig. Gen. Gentry Boswell, commander of the 36th Wing, said in the release. “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 Navy Criminal Investigative Service and Air Force Office of Special Investigations are investigating the incident and use of force, working with the security forces and Guam Police Department, Andersen said.

About this writer: Stephen Losey covers leadership and personnel issues as the senior reporter for Air Force Times. He comes from an Air Force family, and his investigative reports have won awards from the Society of Professional Journalists. He has traveled to the Middle East to cover Air Force operations against the Islamic State.

O Almighty Lord God, who neither slumberest nor sleepest; Protect and assist, we beseech thee, all those who at home or abroad, by land, by sea, or in the air, are serving this country, that they, being armed with thy defence, may be preserved evermore in all perils; and being filled with wisdom and girded with strength, may do their duty to thy honour and glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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