Filming the new James Bond movie prompted a terror scare at an air force base in England after the crew accidentally left a van behind

Britta Pedersen/picture alliance via Getty ImagesDaniel Craig, the current actor playing James Bond, is pictured at the German premier of ‘Spectre’ in October 2015.
  • RAF Brize Norton was temporarily put on lockdown Tuesday evening while a suspicious vehicle was investigated on the base, The Sun’s David Willetts and John Lucas reported.
  • It turned out to be a van accidentally left behind by the crew of the new James Bond movie, which shot at the base last week.
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An RAF base in England was placed on lockdown for several hours Tuesday night, thanks to a suspicious van that turned out to be accidentally left behind by the crew of the new James Bond movie.

The movie shot at RAF Brize Norton last week, but security didn’t notice the vehicle until Tuesday evening, according to The Sun’s David Willetts and John Lucas.

The Oxfordshire air base was put on lockdown around 7 p.m. so the vehicle could be inspected, causing the evacuation of up to 400 personnel on the base. The all-clear was given around midnight.

Raf brize norton august 2016David Goddard/Getty ImagesThe RAF Brize Norton base is pictured in August 2016.


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A source told The Sun that the crew was filming scenes in the sergeant’s mess last week.

“Everything was packed up on Friday, but amazingly one of the vans was left behind outside the mess,” the source said. “I don’t know if it was the film company or the hire company, but someone reported the van.”

The source added that “sniffer dogs from a bomb disposal unit were sent in to investigate.”

“It is an unbelievable blunder to have caused such a massive security risk,” the source told The Sun. “I expect the film company will face a firm slap on the wrist but it won’t stop film companies being allowed on base because it brings in a lot of money.”

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