FORT HUACHUCA — Fort Huachuca police arrested a man on several charges Tuesday afternoon after he refused to stop filming at the Buffalo Soldier Gate.
James Springer, also known as James Freeman, was on fort property across the street from the gate, recording with a video camera, according to a press release.
He was charged with unlawful photography of a military installation, entering a military installation for any purpose prohibited by law or lawful regulation, and failure to identify. He was also issued a letter denying him access to the post, the press release said.
Springer was released on his own recognizance after being questioned and charged.
A Fort Huachuca officer approached Springer at approximately 4:45 p.m. and asked him to identify himself and to stop filming. Springer repeatedly refused the officer’s requests or responded with silence.
After 10 minutes, two officers placed Springer into custody.
The incident has been widely viewed in numerous YouTube videos, including one that had received more than 35,000 views as of Thursday afternoon.
The case will be adjudicated through the federal judicial system.