Police hold man in gun threat probe

POLICE were today holding a man in custody following claims a passenger produced a handgun on a bus and threatened another man.Armed response police officers were dispatched to the scene after frightened passengers called for help.

POLICE were today holding a man in custody following claims a passenger produced a handgun on a bus and threatened another man.

Armed response police officers were dispatched to the scene after frightened passengers called for help.

The alleged incident is said to have taken place near the Stoke Park and Chantry estates shortly before the start of yesterday's afternoon rush hour, at around 4.55pm.

A member of the public contacted police claiming a man on the bus had made a threat to another passenger.

It is then alleged he produced the weapon.

The man got off the bus in Cambridge Drive before walking away from the bus stop.

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Armed response officers were immediately dispatched to the scene.

Police today confirmed they had been called in relation to alleged firearms offences and said a 45-year-old man had been arrested.

A spokesman said the man, who was detained last night, was from the Ipswich area.

The man was being held at Ipswich police station in Civic Drive.

Detectives were due to interview him at some point today before deciding on what action to take.

Were you on the bus? Did you witness the incident? Call The Evening Star newsdesk on 01473 324840 or e-mail starnews@eveningstar.co.uk

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