Thursday, February 22, 2018
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Homeless woman's forays into MacDill lead to security briefing for Sen. Nelson

TAMPA — Sen. Bill Nelson will get a security briefing from MacDill Air Force Base officials Friday after he expressed concerns about a homeless woman sneaking onto the base four times since October 2012.

Nelson is expected to meet with base leaders, security forces and others starting at 10 a.m. Nelson also will get a boat tour to see security that protects the base's seven miles of coastline.

"We've got to figure out what happened and make sure it doesn't happen again in the future," said Nelson, a senior member of the Senate's Armed Services Committee.

Federal officials have issued an arrest warrant for the homeless woman, Suzanne M. Jensen, 50, who faces five federal charges, including trespassing and possession of a stolen military identification.

Jensen also has sneaked onto at least two other military bases before MacDill, according to court records.

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