UPDATE: Lock down at Andersen Air Force Base; Civilian attempt to enter base caused lockdown

Andersen Air Force Base (PNC file photo)

Andersen Air Force Base posted a notice at around 1 am Thursday confirming that an  attempt by an individual to enter base premises prompted  the lock down procedure Wednesday evening.

“At approximately 7:35 p.m. local time, a civilian suspect attempted to enter Andersen Air Force Base at the main gate after fleeing from the Guam Police Department, the suspect crashed his vehicle when members of the 36th Security Forces Squadron activated emergency defensive barriers. Andersen Air Force Base was placed on lockdown as a safety precaution. Security Forces and local law enforcement responded to the scene of the crash, secured the area and opened the main gate road.”

Thursday morning, AAFB closed its main gate for emergency personnel only until further notice.

AAFB issued an all-clear  at around 9:55 pm, after initiating a lock down Wednesday evening.

“Immediate threat has passed. The lockdown for Andersen AFB has been lifted. Thank you for your patience while Andersen AFB responders ensured the safety of our base,” according to a notice posted by AAFB.

AAFB initiated a base-wide lock down before 9 pm.

“Andersen AFB is in a base-wide lockdown. All base personnel implement lockdown procedures and immediately take shelter. Remain indoors and keep all entry ways locked. This is not an exercise!”

Several postings on AAFB’s social media page described an incident involving an individual who crashed a vehicle through the base gate. The individual, according to reports, ran in the boonies.

(report by Louella Losinio)