The two attackers are on the run. Check out what happened. Officials believe it to be a terror attack.
Two knifemen are on the run after threatening a British airman outside an RAF base home to jets bombing the Islamic State.
RAF Marham, near King’s Lynn, Norfolk, was reportedly placed on lockdown after the serviceman was approached by the blade-wielding assailants at around 3.30pm yesterday.
Police would not comment on whether the incident was terror related but a source told the Sun that there was a ‘strong possibility’ this was a terror attack, adding ‘this could’ve been a lot more serious’.
The initial lockdown has been lifted but a major road remains cordoned off as police search for the two suspects, who fled the scene in a dark coloured Ford Galaxy.
The serviceman, who was not in uniform, was unharmed in the incident.
Police said that there would be an increase in security and patrols around the unit, which is scheduled to host a ‘family day’ featuring a performance by Peter Andre today.
The base is home to four squadrons of Tornado bombers which have been flying bombing raids against Islamic State fighters in Syria since December from a base in Cyprus.
Inspector Nathan Franklin spoke late last night outside the RAF base, he said: ‘The men threatened the victim with a knife before making off in a dark coloured car similar to a Ford Galaxy.
‘The victim was unharmed, they are a serving serviceman, they were not in uniform at the time of this incident.’
Officers were called to the site shortly before 3.30pm to reports of a man being approached outside the base.
It is not known whether the serviceman fought off the attackers or escaped before they fled.