A few years ago, something like the terrorist attack below would have been huge news. Today, it’s hardly a blip on the main stream media’s radar. How could we have an attack on a California Air Force Base but no one reports it?
IT’S BEING CALLED A TERRORIST ATTACK BECAUSE:
“Since he ignited himself, investigators are treating this as an act of terrorism.”
The FBI and Air Force are investigating this incident. A big deal? You bet it is!
TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — A car loaded with propane tanks ran through the main gate at Travis Air Force Base in northern California on Wednesday night. Military personnel ran up to the burning car that exploded in flame after breaching the security gates.
“The guy came to the gate with propane tanks in his vehicle, he started reaching for what looked like an I.D card, started messing with a fuel ignition source to blow the propane tanks. He then drove into the outbound portion of the lane where he burned to death. The Amn was working the lane the driver came through attempted to save the man’s life, but the propane tanks burned the man up. We closed the 1 ton black gates manually. We didn’t know if it was a terrorist attack or a suicide, but we were using the word Bomb for the incident. He stopped initially to confront the guard, but the SF member screamed he had a Bomb and ran for cover. The car then sped off an burst into flames. No shots fired. They evacuated everything within a 1000 ft cordon, to include the “FAM CAMP” trailer park. Fairfield PD evacuated all businesses next to the base. The Hospital gate was always open with very strict stop check and pass procedures. They should have increased the FPCON. FBI, OSI and county investigators were the only ones allowed into the scene.” Travis Air Force Base
In video posted on an Air Force forum on Facebook, firefighters are seen attempting to put out the flames:
A man dies after he forces his vehicle through the main gates at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield. It then burst into flames and crashed, sending base personnel scrambling to the scene. Witnesses said they heard explosions and were told that the vehicle contained propane tanks. The Air Force Office of Special Investigations and the FBI are trying to uncover a motive for the security breach. VIDEO:
Posted by Henry K. Lee KTVU on Thursday, March 22, 2018
Law enforcement sources say the car carried propane tanks and the driver deliberately ignited the fire. He died inside the car, which drove off the road into a ditch. There are no reports of shots fired during the incident. The driver has been identified by law enforcement but not been named.
Since he ignited himself, investigators are treating this as an act of terrorism. The FBI has joined the Air Force in the investigation.
Travis Air Force Base is a main military air cargo and transport terminal on the West Coast, supporting operations across the Pacific. It’s home to some 7,000 active U.S. Air Force military personnel.
The main gate at Travis was closed for 12 hours after the incident and officials say there is no known threat to the base or the community. Keep reading…
— Travis AFB Official (@Travis60AMW) March 22, 2018