UPDATE (8:20 p.m.) – Fort Hunter Liggett confirms the AWOL soldier was apprehended in San Mateo County and "will be returned to the custody of military authorities while they complete an investigation on the incident."AWOL Soldier will be returned to the custody of military authorities while they complete an investigation on the incident. No further info at this time.— Fort Hunter Liggett (@FtHunterLiggett) July 25, 2018At approx. 10am, a Soldier participating in the Combat Support Training Exercise was reported absent without leave (AWOL). The Soldier left post with a Humvee without authorization at an unknown time. He was apprehended this evening by civilian law enforcement in San Mateo.— Fort Hunter Liggett (@FtHunterLiggett) July 25, 2018 UPDATE (6:15 p.m.) – A vehicle believed to be the missing Humvee was reportedly stopped by California Highway Patrol officers on Highway 92 in Redwood City at around 6 p.m.Aerial footage from NBC Bay Area showed law enforcement at the scene of the stopped Humvee. (NBC photo)UPDATE (6:05 p.m.) – Fort Hunter Liggett Public Affairs Officer Amy Phillips tells KSBY News the soldier has been AWOL since about 10 a.m. and did leave post with a Humvee.Philips also confirmed the soldier is not stationed at Fort Hunter Liggett, he is participating in the combat support training exercise on post. The exercise lasts through July 27.ORIGINAL STORY – Military officials and local law enforcement are searching for a soldier who left Fort Hunter Liggett without permission and may be a danger to himself.The base confirmed via Twitter that the soldier went AWOL — absent without leave — Tuesday morning."Army leaders are concerned for his welfare and are actively working with local officials to locate the Soldier," the tweet read.Media are reporting on an incident involving a Soldier training at FHL. We can confirm a Soldier went AWOL this morning; the incident is under investigation. Army leaders are concerned for his welfare and are actively working with local officials to locate the Soldier.— Fort Hunter Liggett (@FtHunterLiggett) July 24, 2018An NBC news helicopter went to the area but was unable to locate the military vehicle the soldier reportedly stole.
Soldier apprehended in Bay Area after going AWOL from Fort Hunter Liggett
Posted at 5:28 PM, Jul 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-24 20:28:40-04
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