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Barricaded airman surrenders at Colorado's Schriever base

November 21, 2011 |  8:32 pm

An armed member of the military who had barricaded himself inside a building at Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado for hours surrendered Monday night, officials said.

The man, whose name was not released, is a member of the base’s 50th Security Forces Squadron.

Officials told the Associated Press the situation was “resolved” as of 8 p.m. local time. It had begun about 10 a.m. No injuries were reported.

The man had holed up inside the deployment processing building armed with a handgun, Staff Sgt. Patrice Clarke of the base’s public affairs office said in a telephone interview with The Times earlier Monday.

Schriever is near Colorado Springs in El Paso County.

It is home to Air Force Space Command's 50th Space Wing, which provides command and control for various U.S. navigational and communications satellites.

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