USAF security forces shoots at, arrests three who rammed into security checkpoint

Three people were taken into custody after a vehicle breached the gate of the 128th Refueling Wing complex at Milwaukee’s Mitchell International Airport on October 14.

Shots were allegedly fired by a 128 ARW Security Forces officer, and a police vehicle was damaged in the breach.

According to Fox 6 Now, the 128th compound was put on lockdown as a safety precaution, while police stopped and detained three personnel in the vehicle.

“This afternoon we had a security incident that was a perceived threat,” the 128th ARW wrote on Facebook. “Our security forces defenders were instrumental in safely mitigating the threat. While there was damage to base property, no one was injured. An investigation is ongoing.

We are thankful for the quick and skillful response of our defenders and our local law enforcement partners.”

The 128th Air Refueling Wing is a unit of the Wisconsin Air National Guard, stationed at General Mitchell Air National Guard Base in Milwaukee. The unit had just recently celebrated the return of several personnel from a deployment.

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