Armed Suspect Stopped Near Base As Kamala Harris Was Entering

( Two people, including an armed 17-year-old, drove through a checkpoint at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on Sunday night around the time Vice President Kamala Harris, her husband, and four members of the Biden Cabinet were landing there.

After the two suspects breached security in a stolen car, authorities were able to stop the car using barriers. The suspects then fled the vehicle on foot. The teenager was arrested, but the other person got away. The base was placed on lockdown as a sweep for the second suspect was conducted. The suspect was not found and authorities determined he had “departed the installation.”

No shots were fired during the incident.

Kamala, along with her husband Doug Emhoff and four members of Biden’s Cabinet – Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, Housing Secretary Marcia Fudge, and Michael Regan, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency — were just returning on Air Force Two at the time of the breach.

Kamala had been in Selma, Alabama to commemorate the 57th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” the march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in 1965. She and Emhoff were safely flown from Joint Base Andrews aboard Marine Two, the Vice President’s helicopter. It was not clear if they departed the base before or after the lockdown.

In February of last year, an intruder breached Joint Base Andrews and boarded a plane typically used by senior military and government officials. The breach prompted a security review at US Air Force bases worldwide.

In 2016, after reports of an active gunman at Andrews, a similar lockdown occurred, grounding then-Vice President Joe Biden’s flight to Ohio. The lockdown happened on the same day Joint Base Andrews had planned to hold active shooter drills. It was later determined that the reports of the gunman were false.