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Main gate at RAF Mildenhall reopens after suspicious package incident

The main gate at RAF Mildenhall has reopened following an incident involving a suspicious package.

Security forces personnel responded to the incident at the main gate at 1.30pm today.

A spokesman said: "The incident, which began following the discovery of a suspicious package, was resolved by Ministry of Defence personnel working in close liaison with those of the USAF.

Entrance to RAF Mildenhall
Entrance to RAF Mildenhall

"This included the Ministry Of Defence Police, Explosive Ordinance Disposal Team and elements of the USAF 100th Air Refueling Wing.

"The routine investigation, which was initiated out of an abundance of caution, concluded that the package posed no risk to the base or surrounding community."

The main gate reopened at 5.18pm.

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