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

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Military personnel have shot and detained a man who tried to ram his way through a checkpoint at the entrance of an RAF base.

Suffolk Police were contacted at approximately 1.40pm today ( Monday December 18) to reports of a disturbance at RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk.

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 been injured as a result of the incident.

Suffolk Police remain on site.

UPDATE: Police reassure public there is 'no wider threat' after man is shot trying to ram through RAF base checkpoint: