UK: Shots fired at base used by US Air Force, one man detained

UK: Shots fired at base used by US Air Force, one man detained
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A base near London used by the U.S. Air Force was put in lockdown Monday after a "disturbance" was reported and shots were fired.

Authorities responded to RAF Mildenhall, where American service personnel fired shots and a man was taken into custody with cuts and bruises, according to Suffolk Police.

No others were injured in the incident, police said. Authorities asked locals to avoid the area.

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Euronews reported that an individual tried forcing their way onto the base in a vehicle.

The base was locked down at 1 p.m. local time, or 8 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, following reports of the disturbance, according to a statement on the base’s Facebook page

ABC News reported shortly after 10 a.m. that the lockdown had been lifted.

The base is located roughly 75 miles north of London.