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Armed police detain man with rifle by River Ribble

Posted on - 19th January, 2014 - 6:44pm | Author - | Posted in - Broadgate, Crime, Lancashire Police, Preston City Centre, Preston News

Armed response officers were called out in Preston this afternoon.

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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”.

The man was found and detained by armed police and an air rifle seized.

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