A sword wielding man in “full ninja garb” introduced a shock nighttime attack on an Military Unique Functions unit in California — injuring two soldiers prior to he was eventually arrested, officers claimed.
The weird ambush took put just after 1 a.m. on Sept. 18 at the Inyokern Airport in Kern County, north of Los Angeles, Military Unique Operations Aviation Command spokesman Maj. Jeff Slinker verified to Stars and Stripes.
An officer out for a late-evening cigarette was approached by “an unfamiliar individual putting on entire ninja garb” wielding a katana, according to an incident report very first posted on social media.
“Do you know who I am?” the so-called ninja requested the staff sergeant, who replied that he did not, the document states.
“Do you know wherever my relatives is?,” the man then requested the sergeant, who yet again answered no.
The “ninja” then slashed the officer with his sword, hitting his knee and legs and hanging his mobile phone, according to the report.
The sergeant fled throughout the parking good deal making an attempt to evade the attacker, barricading himself inside of the administration building, where he and a captain locked all the doorways and named 911 for support, the doc states.
But the assailant began punching and kicking at the doors and home windows and threw a substantial piece of asphalt through the window, hitting and injuring the captain, ahead of fleeing.
When he was discovered, the “ninja,” determined by police as 35-year-previous Gino Rivera, flashed his weapon at law enforcement officers, according to the Kern County Sheriff’s Business office.
Cops from the Ridgefield Law enforcement Department fired non-lethal rounds at Rivera, but proved ineffective as he ongoing to run. Officers caught up to Rivera and tased him, at which stage he dropped the sword and was taken into custody.
Rivera was booked into the Central Acquiring Facility on a slew of fees which includes tried homicide, assault with a lethal weapon and brandishing a weapon.
The two injured navy personnel ended up transported to regional hospitals for their accidents, police said. Both have been cleared to return to service duty.
The soldiers have been with F Co., 2nd Battalion, 160th SOAR, and taking part in instruction workouts at the airport with other navy personnel.