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RAF base on lockdown amid 'significant incident'

The Ministry of Defence says one person has been arrested at RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk.

RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk.
RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk. PA

Police in Suffolk have confirmed they're dealing with a "significant incident" at RAF Mildenhall.

The Ministry of Defence has confirmed that one person has been arrested.

It's been reported that a car tried to ram the gates and the base is in lockdown.

Police have asked members of the public to avoid the area for the time being.

In a statement on the base's Facebook page, a spokesperson said the incident happened at around 1pm on Monday afternoon.

'RAF Mildenhall locked down at 1pm today following reports of a disturbance on base. The base was locked down and emergency personnel are responding to the situation. Additional details will be provided as they become available.'
RAF Mildenhall statement

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