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Armed police rush to Notts house after gun pointed out of window

Two men have been arrested after armed officers attended following reports of a man pointing a gun out of a window and making threats.

An air rifle was recovered and two men, aged 37 and 45, were arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intention to cause fear of violence.

It was reported that the weapon was seen being pointed from a window of a house in Clumber Place, Worksop, at around 3.50pm today (Sunday 6 March 2022).

Four armed response vehicles and a police dog unit were sent to the terraced street to contain the scene and keep people safe – before making the arrests.

Chief Inspector Paul Hennessy, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Nottinghamshire Police treats reports of firearms incidents extremely seriously and armed officers were quickly in attendance.

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“Clearly this would have been alarming for residents to see armed officers arrive on their street and tell them to stay in their homes. I’d like to thank them for their patience and understanding as our highly-trained firearms officers carried out their duties.

“Thankfully the weapon, which was an air rifle, was not used and no one was hurt, and two suspects are now in custody.”

The street has since been reopened. Officers carried out house-to-house enquiries to speak to witnesses but they would still like to hear from anyone who saw what happened, or has video footage. Anyone with information should call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 483 of 6 March 2022.

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