A intruder made it aboard an aircraft belonging to this device in charge of Air Force One after entering Joint Base Andrews without consent Thursday, resulting in a safety review of bases across the world, according to army officers.
"Joint Base Andrews Security Forces responded, arrested and interviewed the person."
No aircraft employed by the president had been in danger from the trespasser, a U.S. official told ABC News. The officer said that an Air Force historian checked the documents and found no case of a U.S. president flying aboard a C-40.
The officer added that the C-40 was about the flight line once the intruder entered. This implies that the airplane wasn't at the immediate region of Air Force One, that could have been within a hangar.
"The guy was unarmed and didn't hurt any employees and there's absolutely no sign that the person has some connections to extremist groups," according to the announcement.
After helping with the meeting, the Air Force Office of Special Investigations reserved the guy and gave him a national summons for trespassing, '' the announcement said. He was subsequently turned over to local authorities because of using two outstanding warrants, it included.
The OSI didn't immediately respond to ABC News' request for comment and extra information.
The secretary and chief of staff at the Air Force led the agency's Inspector General to look into the security breach, according to a statement published by the Air Force Friday afternoon.
"This inspection and analysis may also incorporate their installations globally," Pentagon press secretary John Kirby stated in a media briefing Friday. "They are going to explore this episode, but they are going to look at safety protocols throughout the force."
Kirby told colleagues the foundation had adjusted some of its safety protocols by Friday morning but wouldn't provide specifics.
"This is a significant breach of safety and Joint Base Andrews is investigating the incident to ascertain how this happened so that it does not occur again."
As stated by the Air Force, the C-40 aircraft is a virtually indistinguishable military variant of the Boeing 737-700 business jet and is mostly utilized to transfer combatant commanders in addition to members of the Cabinet and Congress.