Britain not treating incident at military base as terrorism at this stage – source


Update at 6.45pm from Suffolk Constabulary’s website.

Police investigating an incident at RAF Mildenhall can confirm that the incident is not being treated as terrorism.

A 44 year old British man was initially arrested on suspicion of criminal trespass.

The male, who sustained cuts and bruises in the incident, has been taken into custody. Police are not looking for anyone else on the site in relation to the incident. There is no wider threat to the public or occupants on the base and no other people have been injured as a result of the incident.  

I can’t imagine what else it could be. It’s an unlikely robbery. I suppose it could be an anti-Trump protest, or something personal (Jet Boy Stole my Baby). The US authorities have been defering to Suffolk police all afternoon but we’ll see if anything different comes from US sources. 

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain is not treating an incident at a British military base on Monday as terrorism-related at this stage, a Western security source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Reuters.

U.S. military personnel fired shots as they stopped a man who tried to force his way into Mildenhall Royal Air Force base. Suffolk police force is taking the lead on the incident and that specialist anti-terrorism officers were not immediately involved.

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