Armed officers called to gun drama

A MAN allegedly threatened to shoot another man with a handgun, it emerged today.Police rapid response units were called to Capel St Mary, near Ipswich, at around 7.

A MAN allegedly threatened to shoot another man with a handgun, it emerged today.

Police rapid response units were called to Capel St Mary, near Ipswich, at around 7.30pm yesterday.

A 34-year-old man was traced to a house in the village and arrested at 11pm in connection with the alleged incident.

Armed teams and a dog unit, with one dog, from force headquarters in Ipswich, scoured the ground for a man, while a force helicopter provided air support.


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There were reports the helicopter was circling over the Thorney Road area of the town at about 8pm yesterday.

Air support was in the search for the man to help search the built-up area.

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Officers wearing bullet-proof vests camped out in the doctor's surgery in The Street during the four-hour search.

Police received a report from a man claiming he had been threatened to be shot by another man with a gun.

It is not yet known what type of gun was allegedly used.

It is believed the event was the result of an incident that occurred 24 hours earlier.

The man, registered at a temporary Ipswich address, is currently in custody at Ipswich police station and is continuing to be questioned.

Anyone with any information, should contact Suffolk police on 01473 613500 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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