Luminescent Æther Wrote: (05-27-2011 06:45 AM)
This is from a memo being sent around at a workplace on Lackland AFB.....
Quote:This is the news we got today about an unidentified cop car trying to pull people over. So be careful in the area around Lackland. Crazy people!
We have received a report this morning that a vehicle operating in the Medina Annex area just off base may be involved in criminal activity. The vehicle has been described as a white Crown Victoria (former police car) with the word POLICE grayed out on the side. Note: please be aware that this is not uncommon to see similar vehicles on our San Antonio streets, since public vehicle auctions do occur regularly. The difference here came from the actions of the occupants.
During an incident that reportedly occurred early yesterday morning, the vehicle was occupied by four Hispanic males with firearms, including an automatic weapon. The occupants flashed the headlights/flood lights at the vehicle of one of our NCTX service members after he left the base heading north on Ellison Drive in an attempt to get the driver to pull over. When the service member did not see the normal blue/red police lights and therefore did not stop, the occupants of the assailants' vehicle reportedly opened fire numerous times. Fortunately the service member escaped injury. At this point, this appears to be a random criminal act.
A similar vehicle has been seen in the area over the past two days just off 410 and around the HEB at Valley High. We are working closely with Lackland AFB, SAPD and the FBI on the case to get further details.
Please maintain good situational awareness, especially during normal non-duty hours, and use extreme caution should you be faced with a similar situation, regardless the vehicle type. Drive to the nearest police station or back to the military base, and also notify your chain of command as soon as possible.
Were the guys in the white Crown Victoris Mexican drug cartel thugs?
Why in the past 20 months have there been THIRTEEN INSTANCES of shootings or individuals trying to crash into/illegally enter domestic U.S. military bases/government installations?
1. Fort Hood
Nov. 5, 2009
Gunman kills 12, wounds 31 at Fort Hood
2. Fort Campbell
Nov. 22, 2009
Fort Campbell soldier dies in wreck on post [car crash at gate 2]
3. Fort Jackson
Early December 2009
Army investigates Alleged Attempt by Soldiers to Poison Food at Fort Jackson
4. Luke Air Force Base
Feb. 22, 2010
Luke Air Force Base Shooting: 1 Shot to Death, 1 Injured as Car Smashes Through Gate
March 5, 2010
Officers Hurt, Gunman Killed In Pentagon Shooting
6. Fort McDill
May 19, 2010
Fatal shooting outside MacDill AFB in Tampa
7. Fort McDill
June 14, 2010
A heavily armed man [AWOL] and woman were arrested after trying to enter the Air Force base that houses the U.S. Central Command, the headquarters for U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, without authorization.
8. Fort Gordon
June 16, 2010
Military police at Fort Gordon, near Augusta, Georgia, have arrested a civilian for impersonating a soldier after "possible grenades and other military-like items" were found in his vehicle on base.
9. Fort Gillem
June 18, 2010
An Army Reservist has turned himself in after a shooting on Fort Gillem outside of Atlanta. The incident left another solider dead.
10. Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station (Joint Base Dix-MacGuire-Lakehurst)
June 21, 2010
Lakehurst section locked down due to “several simultaneous incidents”.
The lockdown was briefly applied to the Dix and McGuire sections of the 40,000-acre base.
Reports of shots fired at main gate by two men in a FedEx delivery truck that did not deliver a package.
The two men jumped out of the truck and ran.
A man jumped the naval station's fence which caused the lockdown and set off a manhunt.
The base is the Northeast center for training National Guard and Reserve troops, at a rate of 8,000 to 10,000 every year.
11. Fort Bliss El Paso, TX
Sept. 20, 1010
Fort Bliss officials have confirmed that a shooting occurred on the military base Monday afternoon.
There are unconfirmed reports that the shooting may have been a murder-suicide at a Burger King.
12. Camp Pendleton San Diego, CA
March 27, 2011
SAN DIEGO -- One of the nation's largest military bases is reportedly under tighter security after three Middle Eastern men tried to enter without proper authorization.
10News learned the three men -- 40-year-old Afghani Ahmad Rahmani Naeem, 41-year-old Iranian Vahik Petrossian and 27-year-old Iranian Sengekdi Norvik Avanosian -- attempted to get into Camp Pendleton last weekend under what was considered suspicious circumstances.
On Wednesday, base officials said there was no threat, but others on the base told 10News security has been stepped up.
13. Lackland Air Force Base San Antonio, TX
May 25, 2011
This [report] is from a memo being sent around at a workplace on Lackland AFB.
Four Hispanic males in white Crown Victoria (former police car) with the word POLICE grayed out on the side armed with guns (including an automatic weapon) opened fire numerous times on NCTX service member after he left the base heading north on Ellison Drive and refused to stop when white Crown Victoria flashed its headlights/floodlights at the service member’s vehicle.
"This is the news we got today about an unidentified cop car trying to pull people over. So be careful in the area around Lackland. Crazy people!"
BTW Lackland Air Force Base is no longer an open installation. It is used for Basic Training purposes only.
What's your take on why these incidents (actual or potential violence against military on home soil) are occurring now when prior to 20 months ago I cannot remember any?