Breach at Air Force One base under investigation

Joint Base Andrews (Fair Use)

Law enforcement is investigating after an intruder breached the home base of Air Force One on Monday before being apprehended. 

Joint Base Andrews said in a tweet that a man gained access to a base housing area at around 11:30 a.m. on Monday. A resident of the base opened fire at the man, and security arrived at the scene to arrest the intruder. 

It said no injuries or property damage were reported. 

The base, located in Maryland, houses a fleet of blue and white presidential aircraft, including Air Force One, Marine One and a “doomsday” 747 airplane that can serve as an airborne nuclear command and control center if needed. 

The base was previously breached in February 2021 when a man passed a military checkpoint and got through fenced secure areas to get into a C-40, the military’s 737-equivalent aircraft that flies government officials.