RAF Mildenhall lockdown lifted after false active shooter report
The Royal Air Force (RAF) Mildenhall in England was put on lockdown for about an hour and a half on Tuesday, in response to reports of an active shooter on the base. The lockdown was initiated as a precautionary measure and was lifted after around 90 minutes when it was confirmed that the reports of an active shooter were inaccurate.
The lockdown prompted the Air Force base to issue a statement via its official Twitter account, urging individuals to stay inside and lock their doors until the situation was resolved. The incident was reported to have taken place around 1:40 pm local time, and multiple law enforcement agencies responded to the scene.
False alarm prompts lockdown at RAF Mildenhall
The base confirmed that no shots were fired and that no injuries were reported during the lockdown. An investigation is currently underway to determine the source of the false report.
False reports of active shooters can create chaos and panic, and it is important for individuals to remain calm and follow the directions of law enforcement during such incidents. The RAF Mildenhall lockdown serves as a reminder of the importance of preparedness and swift response to potential threats.