Police dealing with 'significant incident' at RAF base

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Police are responding to reports of a significant incident at RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk.

A man has been arrested after apparently trying to drive through a checkpoint at the base used by the US air force.

RAF Mildenhall was put into lockdown as police responded to reports of what they called a "significant incident".

A person was arrested and is now in the custody of Suffolk Police.

A US military statement said the base was locked down at 13:00 GMT "following reports of a disturbance" and emergency personnel were deployed.

UPDATE: Shots fired at RAF base as man attempts to ram through military checkpoint