A female sailor is being lauded as a heroine after she sustained injuries while stopping a terror attack at a Naval Air Station in Texas.
The FBI has credited the Navy’s security team at NAS Corpus Christi for stopping the attack, and “potentially saving many innocent lives.”
“The FBI would like to recognize the bravery and heroism of the personnel who took quick action to prevent the shooter from entering the base,” the agency’s office tweeted yesterday.
The sailor has not been identified, but it was reported that she was female and sustained injuries.
Defense Secretary Mark Esper remarked that “she’s doing well.”
Alsahli attempted to ram through the security gate, opening fire and striking the female sailor.
Despite being wounded, the sailor rolled over and hit a switch that activated the barrier.
Other security forces personnel were able to neutralize Alsahli.
Officials close to the investigation report that Alsahli showed support for extremist groups, including Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
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