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Alert Issued After Security Incident On Camp Pendleton:
One of the nation's largest military bases is reportedly under tighter security after three Middle Eastern men tried to enter without proper identification
10News learned the three men -- 40-year-old Afghani Ahmad Rahmani Naeem, 41-year-old Iranian Vahik Petrossian and 27-year-old Iranian Sengekdi Norvik Avanosian -- attempted to get into Camp Pendleton last weekend under what was considered suspicious circumstances.
Alert that was issued is below:[image above was in alert]
On 26Mar11, three Middle-Eastern males were overheard making hateful and terroristic threats towards Marines at a gas station in Oceanside, CA.Dry run?
One of the men asked an attendant for directions to Camp Pendleton, CA,
and left driving the below mentioned silver Toyota.
At 0010/27Mar11, NAEEM approached the Main Gate, MCB CPC, driving a
vehicle which matched the description provided by the Gas Attendant.
While MP’s were searching NAEEM and his vehicle, PETROSSIAN and AVANOSIAN approached the Main Gate in the below mentioned black Mercedes. After MP’s signaled the vehicle to stop, the vehicle slowed and then continued
through the gate. A hot stop was initialized by MP’s adjacent Pacific
A physical inspection of the black Mercedes revealed the steering wheel
airbag was tampered with and had duct tape securing it in place with wires
All vehicles were searched by MWD and EOD, which was negative in locating
any explosive materials.
NAEEM was interviewed and claimed not to know PETROSSIAN or AVANOSIAN.
NAEEM stated he was lost and was trying to get to Glendale, CA.
PETROSSIAN and AVANOSIAN were interviewed and also stated they were lost
attempting to reenter Hwy-5 and were trying to get to Glendale, CA.
A criminal background history of the above mentioned persons’ identities
was conducted by the Department of Homeland Security which failed to
identify any derogatory records for the men.
US Border Patrol, confirmed the above individuals immigration status and
confirmed the men were not on any Terrorist watch databases.
All men were released on their own recognizance.
At 0830/27Mar11, NAEEM again approached the Main Gate in his silver
Toyota. NAEEM was questioned and stated after he was released he drove
to the nearby Denny’s Restaurant, washed his face and hands and worked
on “paperwork”. NAEEM stated he made a mistake by reentering the base and
was attempting to access the highway.
NAEEM’s vehicle was searched again by MWD and MP’s and was met with
negative results in locating anything of evidentiary value.
NAEEM was issued a Temporary Letter of Debarment from MCB CPC and was
escorted off MCB CPC and onto Hwy-5 by MP’s.
NAEEM: 2011 silver Toyota Corolla 4-door sedan, Ca lic plate, Rental from Enterprise Rent-A-Car
PETROSSIAN & AVANOSIAN: 2001 black Mercedes CL 506, 2-door Ca/6PRK028
[Cross posted at the Jawa Report]