Man allegedly tries to ram gate at British air force base: Police

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A man has been detained after allegedly trying to ram a gate at the perimeter of a British air force base used by the U.S. military, local police said.

The Royal Air Force Mildenhall — a Royal Air Force station the U.S. military uses in Suffolk, England — was placed on lockdown during the incident. The lockdown has since been lifted, Suffolk Police told ABC News.

The suspect didn’t respond to security guards who signaled him to stop, prompting guards to fire several warning shots as the man drove toward the gate, police said.

The man, who suffered cuts and bruises, was taken into custody, Suffolk Police said in a statement. No one else was injured, police said.

Authorities are not looking for any other suspects, police said, adding there is no wider threat to the public or people on the base.

There have been frequent threats aimed at U.S. troops stationed in the area, police told ABC News.

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