(KTHV) — JACKSONVILLE, Arkansas – The name of the suspected gunman at the Little Rock Air Force Gate Monday has been released.
According to Public Affairs Specialist Debra Green, a man named Larry McElroy is in custody and is currently in critical condition after being shot by security Monday.
According to Little Rock Air Force Base officials, McElroy drove up to the main gate on Vandenberg Drive around 9:15 a.m. in a maroon SUV, ran over a stop sign and then a curb in an attempt to make his way through. He was apparently brandishing a rifle at the time of the incident, but he was stopped before he could get in as security at the gate opened fire.
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Lt. Col. Christopher Karns, who spoke with USA TODAY's Pentagon correspondent Tom Vanden Brook, said security personnel fired at McElroy to ensure the safety of others.