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St Paul's Cathedral suspected gunman arrested

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Image caption City of London Police said armed officers were at the scene

A suspected gunman has been arrested in the grounds of St Paul's Cathedral.

Police - including armed officers - attended the London landmark shortly after midday.

A man pointed a weapon at security staff in the Cathedral's crypts and pulled the trigger but no bullet was fired, the BBC was told.

He then ran off, hiding the gun in a bush before being detained by City of London Police. The incident is not believed to be terror-related.

The force cordoned off an entrance to the cathedral grounds on Paternoster Row.

A spokeswoman said officers arrested a man at 12:05 GMT "who we believe was in possession of a firearm in the grounds of St Paul's Cathedral".

The same man had been involved in a "domestic-related incident" where a woman was threatened with a gun in nearby Curtain Road at about 08:30, police said.

Officers are not looking for anyone else in relation to the two incidents.

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Image caption Police believe the man was carrying a firearm
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Image caption City of London Police have cordoned off an entrance to the grounds as they investigate

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