A man was arrested at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi on Monday morning after falling through a security gate in a stolen car that was being pursued by local police.
stated on his Facebook page at 8am: "This is not an exercise" and there was an "unauthorized person" on the site.
A short time later, the base stated that a suspect was in custody and the lock was lifted, according to base spokeswoman Francoise "Fifi" Kieschnick. A gun and ammunition were in the truck before it was stolen, added Kieschnick.
The Corpus Christi police had chased the white Dodge Ram as the pickup truck crashed through the north gate of the base before the driver fled on foot and was caught by officers.
The truck had been stolen from a parking lot at a supermarket near Beeville, Texas, at 5:22 am Monday, chief Robert Bridge told NBC News.
The suspect, who was not immediately identified, was said to have been taken into custody by agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Already in February, the military police shot down a 37-year-old man after he had driven his stolen car through a security gate at the southern end of the base.
And last Friday night, three men died as their car crashed through the front gate of Robins Air Force Base in Georgia, about 1
Driver Yaney Perez-Perez, 20, and passengers Adar Lopez-Morales and Evelio Perez died at 21:26. Crash.
"We just do not know" why Perez-Perez was driving through the base barricade, Houston's medical examiner Daniel Galpin told NBC News on Monday. "We have not found weapons and there is nothing to suggest that they are based on causing damage."
After their car broke through a gate, a guard activated a second barrier that prevented the car from driving about 80 km / h.