White House Responds To Incident At Base

On May 3, two individuals tried to break onto Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia. They were driving a box truck and approached the Fuller Road Gate of the base. Military sentries stopped them, and Capt. Michael Curtis, a spokesman for the base, shared what happened next with the Marine Corps Times.

The driver of the truck told the military police officers that they worked for a company subcontracted by Amazon and were making a delivery to the U.S. Post Office in the Town of Quantico. However, since they had no affiliation with the Marine base and no credentials to enter, the officers directed them to a holding area for standard vetting procedures.

Instead of complying, the driver attempted to drive onto the base, bypassing the holding area. At this point, the officers activated vehicle denial barriers, which blocked the truck from getting any farther. The two individuals were then detained.

Thankfully, no one was injured during this incident. The Marine Corps handed the pair over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Unfortunately, ICE did not provide more information about the detainees by the time of the Marine Corps Times publication.

The Potomac Local News, first reported the attempted breach, mentioned hearing from unnamed sources that one of the truck’s occupants was a Jordanian national who had recently crossed the southern border into the United States. Additionally, one of the individuals was reportedly on the U.S. government’s terrorist watch list.

Marine Corps Base Quantico, located in northern Virginia, is less than an hour’s drive from Washington, D.C. The base is home to various Marine Corps units and schools, as well as activities of federal agencies like the FBI, Naval Criminal Investigative Service, and Defense Intelligence Agency.

What was even crazier was what the White House had to say about the incident.

Fox News reporter Peter Doocy asked, “The Deputy Director of ICE is telling us that two Jordanian nationals are in removal proceedings now after posing as Amazon delivery drivers to crash the gates at Quantico.  Does the White House think this might have been a failed terrorist attack? ”

“So, going to be really mindful.  These two Jordanians that you’re speaking of remain in ICE — ICE custody.  And given that it is an active law enforcement matter, so I would have to refer you to ICE. I just can’t dive into this because, again, the — there is a law enforcement ma- — this is a law enforcement matter,” Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said.

So two illegal aliens trying to get onto a military base and the White House basically says, “no comment.”

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