Andersen Air Force Base has resumed normal operations, according to a press release sent out shortly after 1 a.m. today. 

"At approximately 7:35 p.m. local time, a civilian suspect attempted to enter Andersen Air Force Base at the main gate after fleeing the Guam Police Department, the suspect crashed his vehicle when members of the 36th Security Forces Squadron activated emergency defensive barriers," the press release stated.

"Andersen Air Force Base was placed on lockdown as a safety precaution. Security Forces and local law enforcement responded to the scene of the crash and secured the area and opened the main gate road. The all clear has been issued and normal operations have resumed." 

The lockdown was announced Wednesday night in a message on Facebook: 


Andersen AFB is in a base wide lockdown. All base personnel implement lockdown procedures and immediately take shelter. Remain indoors and keep all entry ways locked. This is not an exercise! We will provide further updates as we receive them."

An all clear was announced around 10 p.m. on social media. 

Guam Police Department officers were pursuing a home invasion suspect who was driving a Toyota Sequoia. The pursuit began in Tumon and ended when the suspect hit the Andersen gate and fled on foot into the jungle. Police were searching for the individual. GPD has not released information about the chase, what led to it, or the status of the search for the individual.