WPAFB: Base investigation should conclude next week

Security personnel at WPAFB stop a person who failed to stop at the security gate (WDTN Photo/Mike Burianek).
Security personnel at WPAFB stop a person who failed to stop at the security gate (WDTN Photo/Mike Burianek).

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (WDTN) – A spokesperson from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base told 2 NEWS Wednesday morning the investigation into Tuesday’s security breach should conclude next week.

According to a base spokesperson, security procedures and personnel will undergo a review after Tuesday’s incident. Wright-Patt officials say they are reviewing surveillance video of the incident. 2 NEWS has requested this video.

The FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force also responded to the incident. The FBI tells 2 NEWS this is standard procedure as part of its partnership with local law enforcement.

Wright-Patterson AFB says a white male drove through Gate 22B and did not follow directions of the guard on Tuesday at 9:40 a.m.

READ MORE: Identity of WPAFB intruder will only be released if charged

The name of the driver is not being released until the investigation concludes, and then only if charges are filed against him.

The spokesperson also said the man was not authorized to be on the base. Security Forces caught up with the man inside building 620, about half a mile from the gate.

The driver of the vehicle is in custody, but base officials are keeping his location quiet. They say they will release more detailed information after the investigation is finished.


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