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Published July 23, 2013, 05:42 PM

Airman said to have confronted base security before shooting

The airman killed in a shooting incident at the Grand Forks Air Force Base confronted Air Force Base security before he died, according to Grand Forks County authorities.

By: Cynthia Johnson, WDAZ

The airman killed in a shooting incident at the Grand Forks Air Force Base confronted Air Force Base security before he died, according to Grand Forks County authorities. Deputies were told that Technical Sergeant Matthew Hullman was confronting Air Force security Sunday night on a street on base, armed with a handgun.

It's been nearly 48 hours since the death was first reported and Air Force officials are still saying very little about what happened except that this was a shooting incident involving Technical Sergeant Matthew Hullman.

Hullman's Facebook page was full of pictures from his deployments as well as photos with his two children. He was 36 years old. He had a photo album on the site showing he spent January to July at the Isa Air Base in Bahrain, which is just off the east coast of Saudi Arabia.

The Grand Forks Sheriff's Office said the department was an assisting agency in the shooting, and confirmed that a confrontation between the airman and base security occurred. The base was not locked down after the shooting. We reached out to family members of Matthew Hullman today; they had no comment.

Authorities say this is an ongoing investigation and there will likely be more information released Wednesday.

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