Man, who caused an Army base to be locked down, is arrested

| October 1, 2023

A man allegedly tried to talk with Soldiers at the base. During the course of the interaction, someone confronted him and a scuffle got underway. Someone noticed a handgun, which caused Schofield Barracks, Wheeler Army Airfield, and a couple of Schofield public schools to go into lockdown.

From Fox News:

The incident Thursday at the Schofield Barracks in Oahu was treated as an “active shooter situation” although no shots were fired, Michael Donnelly, a spokesperson for U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii, told the Associated Press.

He was “trying to allegedly talk with soldiers,” Donnelly told the AP. “I don’t know if he was bartering or selling stuff, but someone confronted him, and they got into a scuffle. There was a handgun witnessed, visible.”

Neighboring Wheeler Army Airfield also went into lockdown, as did two public schools on Schofield: Daniel K. Inouye Elementary and Solomon Elementary. The incident occurred around 2:30 p.m., as children were leaving for the day, and staff, students and parents were secured indoors.

The New York Times, citing a spokeswoman for the Maui Police Department, later reported Friday morning that the suspect, identified as 27-year-old Paul Smith, was taken into custody “without incident” last night on the island of Molokai.

Donnelly said the Army is coordinating with the Honolulu Police Department to find the suspect.

He had a “Mohawk type haircut with button down collared aloha shirt, light blue jeans, tan Nike foam shoes with red swoosh and multicam cross body bag,” U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii said in a Facebook post.

Fox News provides additional information.

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Not a body bag…. but a crossbody bag, or purse.
Yes, a man purse.

$39.95 shipped, here.


Thought that there’s anything wrong with that.




Not to mention the old OD map case got called the “fag bag,” too:



Warren Peece

By the time I got out in 2003, we were admonished to call it an “alternative lifestyle” case…

RGR 4-78

Enterprising narcotics entrepreneur?

jeff LPH 3 63-66

He carried around that case, It’s just his bag




The Army has “bases” now?


We all get to use the pronoun that we choose Sam. Get with the program please!



My thought, too, Sam. Maybe that’s why this dude is so “off base”? Another candidate for The SPoTW Thread? For sure we have another example that journalism is dead, Jim.


Wheeler was formerly known as an Air Base… there’s that.


And now this…

“Iran Official Admits Country’s Role In Terror Bombing That Killed 241 US Military Members”

“220 Marines, 18 Sailors, 3 Soldiers, 17 US Civilians, 58 French Troops Killed In 1983 Terror Attack In Beirut”


23 October 1983.

Never Forget.

Rest In Peace To Our Fallen Brothers In Arms.

USMC Steve

I liked Reagan overall as president, but this Lebanon op was so fucked from the getgo. It was like a bunch of schizophrenics were making foreign policy. Left the MAU Marines with an impossible job to do.

USMC Steve

That is sooo old news. We knew that when it happened.