An intruder was apprehended after breaking into United States Air Force (USAF) facility Joint Base Andrews on February 6, 2023.
The base houses several US military aircraft, including the Boeing VC-25, which is used for presidential transport and commonly known as Air Force One.
“A resident discharged a firearm, security forces arrived on scene to apprehend the intruder, & law enforcement is investigating the incident. No injuries nor property damage reported,” the tweet read.
The housing units are located at the Eastern side of the base and are in the vicinity of the base’s hangars, which include Hangar 19 where the VC-25s are usually parked.
According to ABC News, the USAF said it “did not have anything to add” to the statement posted to Twitter.
A similar incident occurred in March 2021, when an unauthorized civilian entered the base, wandered around for four hours and climbed aboard the USAF’s Boeing C-40 Clipper aircraft before being apprehended.