Armed response officers were called out in Preston this afternoon.Advertisement
Officers from Lancashire Police attended an area of the River Ribble following reports of a man with a rifle.
Helicopter support was provided by the police helicopter based at Warton.
The incident took place around 3.15pm on Sunday after a call from a member of the public saying there was a “suspicious man with rifle by River Ribble”.
15:15 @PrestonPolice public report suspicious man with rifle by River Ribble. Suspect found by us and detained by ARV. Air Weapon seized
— NPAS Warton (@NPAS_Warton) January 19, 2014
The man was found and detained by armed police and an air rifle seized.