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Armed police swoop on Preston city centre after gunman reports

Posted on - 28th April, 2018 - 4:41pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, News, Preston City Centre
A BB gun was recovered from the scene by police
A BB gun was recovered from the scene by police

Armed police were out in Preston city centre on Saturday afternoon after reports of a man with a handgun.

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The incident around 3pm saw a man threatening a number of other men with a gun.

Firearms officers from Lancashire Police arrived at the scene, near Avenham Park, and the man was detained.

A BB gun was recovered from the scene.

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A spokesman for the police said: “Potential consequences are obvious but few know these circumstances may result in an arrest.”

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