It seems unlikely but it was still possible, a man dressed as a ninja crossed the barriers of a military compound in California and just walked in. A man armed with a katana and disguised as a ninja attacked several United States Special Forces soldiers.
The agents who were at the Inyokern Airport, located about 100 miles from the city of Los Angeles, ended up taking refuge in a hangar while waiting for the police to arrive and protect them from the katana-armed man.
According to the Stars and Stripes newspaper, the military personnel was at the airport as part of training exercises. After training, the military was resting when the attack took them by surprise and they were forced to “barricade themselves” in a hangar.
Despite taking shelter, some of them even ended up taking injuries that required stitches. According to the police department, two calls for assistance were made, in one of which it was reported that more than 20 officers who were practicing were under attack inside the base.
At first, they thought it was a property trespass or even a robbery, but once there the authorities found this man dressed as a ninja.
The suspect, identified as Gino Rivera, refused to follow the orders of the authorities, began to brandish his sword, and managed to escape for a few moments, but was later detained. Ridgefield Police Department officers fired non-lethal rounds at Rivera, but they were ineffective, as the ‘ninja’ continued to run.
The agents reached Rivera and took him into custody, at which point he dropped the sword and was arrested. Rivera faces several charges, including attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, or vandalism.
Luckily there were no fatal injuries and everything was a peculiar anecdote for these cadets. The victims are members of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment.