Sussex

Sompting 'handgun' incident ends with baton round

Police at scene Image copyright Eddie Mitchell
Image caption Police sealed off the area in Sompting

A baton round has been used to arrest a man who was reported to be holding a handgun and making threats to kill.

Sussex Police sealed off the area in Sompting on Thursday evening and 90 minutes later disarmed the 23-year-old.

The man was arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.

Police said the weapon was found to be a ball-bearing gun and said the man also had an electronic stun gun. Officers said no-one was hurt.

The man remained in custody on Friday.

Image copyright Eddie Mitchell
Image caption The man had been reported to have a handgun
Image copyright Eddie Mitchell
Image caption Officers arrested the 23-year-old who was taken into custody

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