RAF Mildenhall: US Airforce Base In Suffolk On 'Lockdown'

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A U.S. Air Force B-52 bomber is stationed at RAF Fairford March 19, 2003.Police arrested a man after a car tried to force its way into a U.S. Airforce base in Suffolk. Julian Herbert/Getty Images

A U.S. airforce base in Suffolk has been placed in lockdown following a "security incident", according to reports.

The police said on Monday (December 18) that they were responding to a significant incident at the RAF Mildenhall. They urged members of the public to avoid the area.

A spokesperson for the Ministry of Defence said: "We are aware of incident at the entry point of RAF Mildenhall, Suffolk police have primacy; all questions should be referred to them."

Sky News quoted a British defense source as saying a car tried to force its way into the base and a man has been arrested.

British police confirmed to Reuters that they arrested a man.

"They just released us from lockdown," a spokesman for the Mildenhall base, in Suffolk, told Reuters.

More to follow.