Arrest made after 'significant' incident at UK base used by US Air Force

An RAF Typhoon is pictured taking off. Officials have reported a "significant" incident at a Royal Air Force base in Britain. (Royal Air Force/Twitter)

A Royal Air Force base in Britain used by the U.S. Air Force was briefly locked down Monday due to what authorities described as a "significant" incident.

Police say it happened at RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk and urged the public to stay away until the situation was resolved. Police said Monday that further details would be released shortly.

According to CNN, one person was arrested after trying to ram a checkpoint at the base. The Associated Press reported nobody was injured except the suspect, who suffered cuts and bruises.

The U.S. has air-refueling assets stationed at RAF Mildenhall, which is located 80 miles north of London. County police said American service members fired shots during the incident.

RAF officials referred calls to police.

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