Military officials said Friday that they arrested a man who illegally gained access to Joint Base Andrews in Maryland one day before President Joe Biden was scheduled to leave from the base on his first trip as president.
The intruder, who has not been identified, was detained after he breached the installation and entered a C-40 aircraft on the base, which famously houses Air Force One, according to Star and Stripes.
Officials say no one was injured during the incident and the man was turned over to local law enforcement for two outstanding warrants. He was charged with trespassing.
“The security of our installation is paramount,” said Col. Roy Oberhaus, the vice wing commander of the 316th Wing at Joint Base Andrews. “This was a serious breach of security and Joint Base Andrews is investigating the incident to determine how this happened, so it doesn’t happen again.”
🚨UPDATE >> Joint Base Andrews reports man gained unauthorized access to flightline & ENTERED C-40 aircraft assigned to 89th Airlift Wing yesterday…
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