RAF Mildenhall incident not terror related as man remains in custody after trying to ram security checkpoint

Police investigating an incident in which a man was shot at and arrested at RAF Mildenhall can confirm that the incident is not being treated as terrorism.

Monday, 18th December 2017, 7:52 pm
Updated Monday, 18th December 2017, 8:06 pm
Police responding to reports of a significant incident at RAF Mildenhall. Photo: PA Wire

A 44-year old British man was initially arrested on suspicion of criminal trespass after trying to ram his way through a security checkpoint at the base.

The male, who sustained cuts and bruises in the incident, has been taken into custody. Police are not looking for anyone else on the site in relation to the incident.

Police investigating an incident at RAF Mildenhall can confirm that the incident is not being treated as terrorism.

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“Shots were fired by American service personnel and a man has been detained with cuts and bruises and taken into custody,” the force said in a statement.

There is no wider threat to the public or occupants on the base and no other people have been injured as a result of the incident.

The incident remains a police investigation at this time and enquiries are on-going and police are receiving support from other law enforcement agencies.