James Bond Movie Filming Causes Terror Scare at Royal Air Force Base
The RAF air base was put on lockdown and hundreds of people were evacuated due to security concerns after a van was left behind following the ‘No Time to Die’ filming.
AceShowbiz -Filming for the 25th James Bond movie “No Time to Die” reportedly sparked a huge terror scare while filming at the largest Royal Air Force (RAF) air base in the U.K.
The incident occurred at RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire last week, after crew members left behind a van following days of filming – prompting 400 people to be evacuated from the base which was put on lockdown as bomb-sniffer dogs were brought in.
Police cordoned off the large area at 7pm after it emerged the van’s security passes had lapsed, among speculation the vehicle in question was full of pyrotechnic explosives. However, that was later disproved.
A source told Britain’s The Sun newspaper: “Everything was packed up on Friday but amazingly one of the vans was left behind outside the mess. I don’t know if it was the film company or the hire company, but someone reported the van.”
“Sniffer dogs from a bomb disposal unit were sent in to investigate immediately. A 300 metre cordon was put in place while it was assessed by bomb disposal teams,” they recalled, adding: “It is an unbelievable blunder to have caused such a massive security risk.”
While the crew received a “slap on the wrist” for the incident, film companies will still be encouraged to make movies at the base because it “brings in a lot of money.” The base was also used to film scenes for “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” last year.
“No Time to Die”, directed by Cary Fukunaga, which is expected to be actor Daniel Craig‘s fifth and final outing as Bond, is slated for release next April.
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