US Air Force notes security incident at UK base

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LONDON (AP) — U.S. Air Force Europe says there are reports of a security incident at British air base used by the U.S. Air Force and that the situation is ongoing.

The U.S. has air-refueling assets stationed at RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk, England, located 80 miles north of London.

The Royal Air Force base says it was locked down after reports of a disturbance at 1 p.m. Monday.

It says emergency personnel are responding to the situation and that additional details would be provide when possible.

British media are suggesting someone in a vehicle tried to force his way through a checkpoint, but this hasn’t been confirmed.