A civilian security guard assigned to the protection of Guam’s Andersen Air Force Base is recovering after he was stabbed by a now-deceased man.
The Defense Department security guard -who was not formally identified- is reported to be “healthy and well,” according to a message written to the Stars and Stripes by 36th Wing spokesman 2LT Ryan Bradley.
The guard’s attacker was reportedly attacked by Ansell Degoma Poblete, who was fatally shot following the Thursday morning assault.
Local police reports and news media information obtained by the Stars and Stripes seem to indicate that Poblete first aimed a pellet gun at a local Navy veteran, pulling the trigger but narrowly missing the man’s head.
“The air went right over my head so I knew this guy was a true adversary,” the veteran told local reporters. “So I went toward him and I don’t think he expected that. So he backed up.”
Going into his home, the veteran called local police, who pursued Poblete’s vehicle in a high-speed chase.
When Poblete attempted to enter Andersen, the defensive barriers were raised, disabling his vehicle. He fled into the jungle where he then stabbed a DoD guard attempting to take him down. The wounded officer returned fire in self-defense, killing Poblete.
No stranger to criminal acts, Poblete was charged in March with felony assault of a police officer and misdemeanor family violence.
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