Police chase suspect shot at Andersen Air Force Base during apprehension
ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam – At approximately 6:35 a.m. local time, the search for the suspect involved in a high-speed police chase last night with Guam Police Department ended when he was located by a team of security forces members here. The individual crashed into the barriers on Andersen AFB and attempted to flee on foot.
During the apprehension, the suspect responded aggressively and stabbed a Department of Defense civilian security forces member. The suspect was subsequently shot by base security during the altercation. The suspect was transported by ambulance to a civilian hospital.
“Our top priority is to ensure the safety of Team Andersen, our service members, and families,” said Brig. Gen. Gentry Boswell, 36th Wing commander. “We are proud of our partnerships in place and for the swift actions taken by our security forces members in conjunction with local law enforcement.”
There is an ongoing investigation into this incident and additional information may be provided when available. The Air Force Office of Special Investigation is working together with Andersen AFB security forces and the Guam Police Department.
Please direct any inquiries to the Public Affairs office at (671) 366-2228.