Police swarm on library in March after suspect thought to be in possession of firearm

PUBLISHED: 14:35 10 May 2019 | UPDATED: 14:35 10 May 2019

A man has been arrested after being caught with a suspected replica firearm near the centre of March today. Picture; ARCHANT

A man has been arrested after being caught with a suspected replica firearm near the centre of March today. Picture; ARCHANT

Archant

A man suspected of being in possession of a firearm prompted a major police alert in March today.

Police cars swarmed to the town library following reports that a man was in possession of a firearm.

It turned out the man was carrying a replica firearm and he has been arrested and taken away for questioning.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire police said: "We were called at around 1.25pm to reports of a man with a firearm in March.

You may also want to watch:

"Officers attended and the weapon was found to be a replica. The man has been arrested for offences under the firearms act."

Although it is not against the law to own a replica firearm, it is illegal to carry one in a public place unless the person has justification for doing so

An imitation firearm has been defined as anything that resembles a firearm.

One eye witness said he saw up to five police cars respond to the situation at the library - which coincidentally is only yards from the town's police station.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Cambs Times. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Cambs Times