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Gunman at Colorado air base surrenders

Airman with handgun surrenders after barricading himself in building at Colo. Air Force base By The Associated Press

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AP) ' Air Force officials say an airman with a gun has surrendered to authorities after barricading himself in a building at the Colorado Air Force base that controls GPS satellites.

Schriever (SHREE'-ver) Air Force Base spokeswoman Jennifer Thibault (THEE'-balt) says the building was evacuated after the standoff began Monday. Officials said the situation was "resolved" as of 8 p.m.

There were no reports of injuries or disruptions in operations.



The airman was in a building where personnel prepare for deployments. Control rooms for satellites are in a separate area.

Thibault says the airman is a member of a security squadron and was armed with his own handgun. Another spokeswoman says the man faces a discharge over a matter in civilian court, but she didn't have details.

His name hasn't been released.


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