A US Airforce base in Suffolk suffered a major security breach when a driver forced his way through the main security checkpoint.
American military guards opened fire as the car travelled a significant way inside RAF Mildenhall after passing through a hail of bullets – stopping just metres short of a military aircraft, The Telegraph understands.
Suffolk Police confirmed a 44-year-old British man forced his way onto the airfield at RAF Mildenhall on Monday afternoon, having initially entered into a dispute at the base’s entrance.
The incident triggered a security lockdown. Suffolk Police confirmed the incident was not terrorist-related and a 44-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of criminal trespass.
A spokesman said: “Shots were fired by American service personnel and a man has been detained with cuts and bruises and taken into custody.”