Agent's quick actions save Airman trying to commit suicide

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  • By Air Force Office of Special Investigations Public Affairs
A 22-year-old female, active-duty Senior Airman recently assigned (from the 381st Intelligence Squadron, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska) to the 432nd Operations Support Squadron, was transported Monday to Spring Mountain Treatment Facility, Las Vegas, for attempting suicide Sunday.

While in treatment at Nellis Mental Health, the member revealed that she attempted to take her life the day prior. It is unknown at this time if alcohol was a factor. The member is single with no dependents.

Special Agent Alejandro Falla, (Det 202) worked Sunday and his efforts were key in tracking this woman down and saving her life.

Agent Falla quickly worked with phone companies to identify which cell carrier the Airman was with. He was able to get an exigent circumstance letter approved to ping her mobile phone.

SA Falla worked with the Airman's First Sergeant and was able to get him within a couple miles of her. They located her in her car less than an hour later. The Airman did have ammonia and bleach in her car and was inhaling it in an attempt to commit suicide.

"It is likely if SA Falla had not reacted quickly on this she may have been successful," said SA Reed A. Keller, Det 202 Special Agent In Charge.