Man pleads guilty after ramming truck into Texas base

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a 47-year-old man faces up to 10 years in prison for ramming a stolen truck into a barricade at a South Texas naval air station and then running around the base with a stolen handgun.

Authorities say Brian Dale Robinson pleaded guilty to destruction of U.S. government property and possession of a stolen firearm during a court hearing Thursday in Corpus Christi.

U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick says Robinson crashed through a gate at Naval Air Station-Corpus Christi on Oct. 7.

Prosecutors say Robinson then ran onto the base with a handgun he took from the truck. The base went on lockdown.

Authorities say Robinson, who was quickly arrested, claimed he had suicidal thoughts.

Robinson, from Beeville, Texas, is set to be sentenced on March 19.

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