FORT HOOD — As guards quickly attempted to deploy a security barrier, a driver fleeing from police in a GMC Suburban zipped through Fort Hood’s Mayborn Gate on Thursday, officials said.

The person in the vehicle was leading Killeen police in a chase about 12:15 a.m. when the vehicle entered Fort Hood’s east entrance from the city’s Rancier Avenue, said Fort Hood spokesman Tyler Broadway. | 254-501-7468

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Fort Hood has an abysmal record of providing security at any level. This is the second such incident in only four months. Not to mention the cases of active shooters who have killed and wounded Fort Hood's population in the past. The measure at the gates does nothing but delay people trying to get back and forth to work while providing only the illusion of security.


Makes me worry about our soldiers safety and the security of Fort Hood!
Are those barriers that functional or just a "feel good, knee-jerk reaction" of presumed security?
A Slow enough barrier up to allow the escape vehicle pass through;
A Fast enough barrier up to prevent the second vehicle, a law enforcement pursuit to continue;
And a Slow enough barrier going back down down for the suspect(s) to escape and get away on foot.
I'd lay odds that the suspects haven't attended SERE training and should have been easily caught.

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