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Car fleeing Border Patrol tries to crash through main gate at Holloman AFB

ALAMOGORDO, New Mexico -- The main gate at Holloman Air Force Base reopened around 3:20 p.m. Thursday, officials said, after being closed for hours following a gate crashing attempt by a car being chased by U.S. Border Patrol agents.

In a statement issued to the media, base officials said "multiple suspects crashed their vehicle while attempting to force their way through the gate" about 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Holloman officials indicated they were able to keep the gate-crashers for gaining entry.

"49th Wing Security Forces personnel reacted swiftly and deployed a vehicle barrier system to prevent the vehicle and suspects from getting past the gate," the statement said.

A Border Patrol spokesman told ABC-7 that "agents assigned to the Alamogordo Border Patrol Station were involved in a vehicle accident after a suspicious vehicle fled and tried to enter the Holloman Air Force Base." The military indicated that the CBP vehicle pursuing the fleeing car crashed into it.

A spokeswoman for Holloman AFB said no military personnel were injured during the incident and there were no additional threats to the safety and security of the base.

Traffic was re-routed from the main gate to the West Gate and La Luz Gate following the incident, which Holloman officials said was under investigation by multiple agencies.

Jim Parker

Jim Parker is the Director of Digital Content for ABC-7.

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  1. According to another local news outlet, they were illegal aliens being chased by Border Patrol. I was stationed at a NATO airfield in Sicily in the 60’s. Had to go to Wheelus AFB in Libya one time. A gate guard told me Libyans would try to run the gate 3-4 times a year and would be shot dead. Might try that here! I suspect it would put a stop to some of this cr*p!

    1. Same problem at Incirlik Air Base Turkey. But they made it past the gates to the flight line. Aircraft mechanics would tackle them and beat the c.r.a.p. out of them.

    1. Biden was condemned by Parliament because of his malfeasance in the Afghanistan crisis. So what does Biden do? Avoid all questions, not return calls to world leaders and take a long weekend in Delaware. I’d take strong leadership and a few mean tweets from Trump over the overwhelming weakness of Biden. Biden is priming us for another 9/11 type attack.

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