A man armed with a katana (samurai sword) and dressed as a ninja attacked several United States Special Forces soldiers training at a California airport, forcing them to “barricade themselves” in a hangar, reported this Thursday Stars and Stripes, the newspaper of the Department of Defense of the country.
On September 18 at approximately one o’clock in the morning, a soldier was sitting outside the hangar administration building, when a man “fully dressed as a ninja” who had broken into the Inyokern airport, located about 100 miles from the city of Los Angeles, approached him and began to attack him with his sword.
The Special Forces soldier fled the attacker and locked himself with a captain in the administrative building, while the man “punched doors and windows” before throw a miss that reached the captain.
According to him Registration from the Ridgecrest Police Department, two calls for assistance were made, in one of which it was reported that “26 Special Forces servicemen” training at the airport “they barricaded themselves in a hangar, wondering where the help is”.
Subsequently, the Kern County Sheriff’s Office reported that when the police arrived at the scene, the 35-year-old suspect, identified as Gino Rivera, refused to follow orders, began to brandish the sword, thanks to which he managed to escape, but shortly after the agents managed to stop him after stunning him with a taser. Now Rivera faces various charges, including attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, and vandalism, among others.
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