PHOTOS: Armed police step in after gunman’s ‘threats to kill’

A Sompting road was cordoned off last night (February 8) as police dealt with a gunman.

Police said Busticle Lane was shut off at 7.30pm after a man was seen holding a gun and was making ‘threats to kill’.

Emergency services at the scene. Picture by Eddie Mitchell

Emergency services at the scene. Picture by Eddie Mitchell

After a short stand-off officers said at 9pm the 23-year-old was disarmed using a baton round and was arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.

Officers said the gun was found to be a ball-bearing gun and he was also carrying an electronic stun gun.

No-one was injured in the incident.

The man is currently in police custody while enquiries continue, police said.

The investigation at the scene.

The investigation at the scene.

Detective Inspector Alex Lowe said: “If anyone has any information about this incident that may help our investigation I’d ask them to contact Sussex Police online at https://sussex.police.uk/appealresponse or phone 101, quoting serial 1137 of 08/02.”

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The investigation at the scene

The investigation at the scene

The investigation at the scene

The investigation at the scene