UPDATE: Gate Runner Incident at F.E. Warren AFB Deemed Nonhostile
Officials say a civilian who ran a gate at F.E. Warren Air Force Base Monday morning did not appear to be acting with malice.
"The situation was determined to be non-hostile, which typically means the driver did not have malicious intent to enter the installation without proper clearance," Major Victoria Hight told KGAB Radio in an email late Monday afternoon.
The incident occurred around 8:40 a.m. at Gate 2 on Missile Drive and prompted 90th Security Forces Squadron defenders to deploy the active vehicle barrier system to stop the driver from entering the base.
Unfortunately, an airman assigned to the 90th Missile Maintenance Squadron who was driving ahead of the gate runner struck the barrier.
"They were transported to the hospital and later released with minor injuries," said Hight.
"An investigation is ongoing to determine whether the active vehicle barrier system employed correctly, and our thoughts are with the Airman as they recover from their injuries," she added.
Hight says it is a federal crime to unlawfully enter a military installation and depending on the severity of the incident, subjects can be cited.
One person was taken to the hospital Monday morning after a driver ran a gate at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, officials say.
The incident happened around 8:40 a.m. at Gate 2 on Missile Drive.
The base says a driver proceeded through the gate without stopping to provide their credentials as required, prompting 90th Security Forces Squadron defenders to deploy the active vehicle barrier system to stop them from entering the base.
"An uninvolved vehicle ahead of the gate runner struck the barrier," the base said in a press release. "The occupant of that vehicle was transported by local ambulance services to the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center."
Public Affairs Airman Post could not say what prompted the driver to run the gate, whether they were an airman, or what charges they may face, but the base says there is currently no threat to the installation.
As a result of the incident, Gate 2 will be closed for repairs until further notice and Gate 5 will become the primary, 24/7 point of entry.