U.S. personnel fire shots on RAF base Mildenhall, local police detain bruised man

Christmas sign by the U.S. Air Force's 100th Air Refueling Wing greets passersby at the Royal Air Force base at Mildenhall, England. (Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luke Milano)

Monday at or around 1:40 a.m., local time, Suffolk, England police officers responded to an incident, involving an American serviceman firing shots while on the Royal Air Force base at Mildenhall, which is now resolved, according to the Suffolk Police Department.

Multiple media outlets have reported that a British man attempted to pass through the gate and when he was challenged tried to ram the gate with his vehicle.

Because of the disturbance, the base was locked down and a man with cuts and bruises was arrested and taken into custody, the Suffolk police said.

There are no individuals related to the incident wanted by the police. “Police are continuing to deal with an ongoing incident at RAF Mildenhall, it is considered that there is no wider threat to the public or occupants on the base,” the police said.

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Neil W. McCabe is a Washington-based political journalist and editor. Before joining Big League Politics, he was the Capitol Hill correspondent for Breitbart News, where he also led Breitbart's political polling operation and wrote up the Breitbart-Gravis polls. McCabe's other positions include the One America News DC Bureau Chief, a senior reporter at Human Events and a staff reporter at The Pilot, Boston's Catholic paper. McCabe also was the editor of The Somerville News, The (North Cambridge, Mass.) Alewife and served as an Army combat historian in Iraq. His 2013 e-book The Unfriendly Skies examined how the American airline industry went from deregulation in the late 1970s to come full circle to the highly-regulated, highly-taxed industry it is today.


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