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The Main Gate at RAF Mildenhall closed at 10:30 a.m. today due to a suspicious package found on a vehicle.

According to procedures, the 100th Security Forces Squadron team along with the Ministry Guard Service initiated enhanced security measures upon discovering a suspicious package on a vehicle at Main Gate search barn.

The vehicle was attempting to gain entrance onto the installation and was subjected to a routine search. Security personnel discovered the package and initiated enhanced security measures which included closing the A1101 from the St John's Gate to the roundabout which leads to RAF Lakenheath or Mildenhall town. The British Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit has been called in to investigate the package. All security measures are in place to ensure the safety of individuals until officials can determine the contents of the package.

More details will be provided as they become available.

To contact the 100th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs Office call 01638542654.