Incident at US base in Britain not terror-related – police


An incident at a US base in Britain on Monday which prompted American military personnel to open fire was not a terror attack, police said.

RAF Mildenhall is home to the US Air Force’s 100th air refuelling wing and the base was briefly locked down after a car was driven into a checkpoint gate.

“Police investigating an incident at RAF Mildenhall can confirm that the incident is not being treated as terrorism,” police said.

The base, which is around 70 miles (110 kilometres) north-east of London, reopened at 2:35 pm (1435 GMT), a spokesman for RAF Mildenhall confirmed.

Local police said they were called at around 1340 GMT to reports of a “disturbance”, adding: “The base was put into lockdown and units responded immediately.

“Shots were fired by American service personnel and a man has been detained with cuts and bruises and taken into custody.

“No other people have…

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