In a serious breach of security, an intruder entered the highly secured Joint Base Andrews that houses the presidential plane, Air Force One, and access an aircraft used by US Vice President and other top officials. Following the incident, the US Air Force announced on Friday that it will conduct a global security review.
In a statement, Joint Base Andrews (JBA) confirmed a male individual with two outstanding warrants accessed one of the C-40B aircraft assigned to the 89th Airlift Wing on Thursday night. The unarmed intruder was arrested by authorities in Maryland.
The base, 24 km from the White House in Washington, DC, is home to the unit responsible for Air Force One and other aircraft reserved for the country’s elected leaders and top military brass. There was no indication the suspect, who was not named, had links to extremist groups, base officials said.
A US official told CBS News that the security breach did not impact the presidential fleet. President Joe Biden flew from the…