Shots fired as ‘car rams gate’ at US Air Force base in Suffolk

A car rammed the gates of a US Air Force base in Suffolk as gun shots were fired, say Sky sources.

A Ministry of Defence (MoD) source said a man driving a car tried to force the vehicle into the barriers at the entrance to RAF Mildenhall near Bury St Edmunds.

Suffolk Police said shots were fired by American service personnel at the base which was placed on lockdown.

Sky’s Defence Correspondent Alistair Bunkall said: “I have been told by the Ministry of Defence in London that one individual is in custody with Suffolk Police.

“It was described to me as some sort of argument at the base gates. There were reports of shots fired. The situation is ongoing.

Update: It has been claimed that the suspect is a British citizen who pretended to be someone he was not – possibly a senior military figure – to get through a checkpoint.


  • Liberal Progressive

    Obviously this is another alt-right white supremacist attack, there have been so many.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Driving while Mennonite no doubt.

    • lolwut? (Deplorable Hoser)

      Radical Buddhism

      • A Hamilton Guy

        Must be a Jew; they do this all the time.

  • ontario john

    I’m sure it has nothing to do with Islam. Please remember, diversity is our strength.

  • lolwut? (Deplorable Hoser)
    • Clink9

      “British”, like the mayor of London.

    • Alain

      Yeah I had the same thought; British citizen can mean anything and nothing.

      • SDMatt

        “Asian” when it’s convenient, “British” when it’s convenient.

  • Raymond Hietapakka was a couple of misguided car thieves who simply made a wrong turn and tried to crash the gate at Luke AFB a few years back. One dead.

  • lolwut? (Deplorable Hoser)

    Amtrak train derailed and falls off bridge… happened this morning.