Andy Murray 'autograph hunters' arrested in gun alert
- 9 November 2013
- From the section Tayside and Central Scotland
Police arrested four men suspected of brandishing a gun at tennis star Andy Murray but it has emerged they may have been autograph hunters carrying a tennis racquet.
The incident happened in north London on Wednesday when the Scot was in a car with his agent.
It is understood two men got out of another car and knocked on Murray's window, but he was driven away.
A member of the public thought the men had a gun and contacted police
A Scotland Yard spokesman said they received a call at 17:00 on Wednesday to report a sighting of a man with a firearm in a Mercedes car in Avenue Road, Swiss Cottage.
The car was stopped in Tadema Road in Chelsea, west London and four men - aged 21, 26, 27 and 31 - were arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm and taken into custody.
They were later bailed until late January pending further inquiries.
The spokesman said one line of inquiry being considered was that the men were carrying a tennis racquet.
He added: "A search of the car was conducted and no trace of a firearm was found."
Murray is currently recovering from back surgery.