Man, 18, arrested by armed police in Wisbech on suspicion of possessing an ‘imitation firearm’ in public
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An 18-year-old was arrested in Wisbech yesterday afternoon when reports came in of a suspected gunman at Baxter Close, near Norwich Road.
Armed police attended the scene on October 10 and arrested the man on suspicion of possessing an imitation firearm in public.
A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Constabulary said: “Officers have responded to reports of a man in possession of a suspected firearm in Baxter Close, Wisbech.
“Armed officers attended and arrested an 18-year-old man from Wisbech on suspicion of possession of an imitation firearm in public.
“He is currently in custody at the Police Investigation Centre in King’s Lynn, Norfolk.”
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One resident said on social media: “Police were called to a suspected gunman. I was there when the call was made. I got the hell out as soon as possible.
“I was too busy looking after a young kid, to get her out of harms way while the mother made the call.
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“No idea who the lady was, my concern was my kids and that young child.”