Armed Air Force Officer Barricades Self in Room at GPS Satellite Base

By | November 21, 2011

A base that controls over 60 of the military’s GPS satellites has been the center of the news as a member of the 50th Security Forces Squadron at Shriever Air Force Base barricaded himself in a room in the deployment processing building on Monday.

No one was hurt, and the event ended peacefully at the sensitive and highly-guarded Air Force base in Colorado.

After the building had been evacuated, negotiators talked with the intruder over  a period of 10 hours before he surrendered.

The only details about the intruder released so far are that he is a 21 year old active-duty officer in the Air Force and facing discharge due to legal action in civil court against him. No details for the reason or type of discharge have been offered, nor has his name been released.


Originally it had been reported that the officer had barricaded himself in the room that controls the satellites. Information from the the 50th Space Wing Public Affairs Office has refuted that report.

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