Armed police detain ‘man with a gun’ in Bournemouth town centre
A 31-year old Bournemouth man has been detained
Police have responded to reports of a man threatening people with a gun close to the BH2 complex in Bournemouth town centre.
Armed police descended on the situation, and a police helicopter could be seen circling the area overhead.
Man arrested in Bournemouth gardens after walking round with a gun threatening to shoot people. pic.twitter.com/hYpJHx512a
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There have been additional reports of armed police presence on Madeira Road.
A police spokesperson said: “Dorset Police was called at 2.37PM today, to a report of a man with a gun in the Subway near Dean Park Road in Bournemouth”.
Firearms officers swiftly carried out a search of the area.
The spokesperson said: “A 31-year old Bournemouth man was detained in the Lower Gardens area of Bournemouth.
“He was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm and is currently assisting officers with their enquiries”.
Ooh a bit of drama while walking through the gardens.
Don't often see this many armed police down here in Bournemouth. pic.twitter.com/XABXxidc2j
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We will update this article as soon as we have more information.