Security alert at RAF Mildenhall after reports of ‘active shooter’

RAF Mildenhall was put on lockdown this evening after an incident Picture: ARCHANT

RAF Mildenhall was put on lockdown this evening after an incident Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

RAF Mildenhall was temporarily put on lockdown this evening after reports of an active shooter.

A security sweep was carried out shortly after 5pm following the reports but nothing was found.

The lockdown was lifted an hour later the base confirmed in a statement.

Col. Troy Pananon, 100th Air Refueling Wing commander, said: "Our team responded immediately and professionally to the situation.

"Even though no threat was identified, they demonstrated their readiness to carry out their duties as defenders and first responders."


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Suffolk police were not involved in dealing with the report.

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