Pedestrians rush in after man is seen with gun on residential street, sparking armed police response

News: Pedestrians rush in after man is seen with gun on residential street, sparking armed police response

Another Lincolnshire Highlights news story…

Armed officers have descended on a residential street after a man was spotted with a gun.

The incident took place on Tiber Road in North Hykeham at 6.30am today, Tuesday, September 10.

Police say several men nearby bravely intervened and detained the man before officers arrived.

A 42-year-old man has now been arrested by police. A police constable was allegedly assaulted by the suspect before the arrest was made.

 

While no gun was found on the man when officers arrived, a weapon was found in the surrounding areas that is now being examined by the force.

Temporary Chief Inspector for Lincoln Simon Outen said: “A 42-year-old man was arrested in Tiber Road in North Hykeham at 6.30am this morning.

“We deployed firearms officers to the scene following a report of a man being in possession of a firearm. He was said to be acting in an aggressive manner and is believed to have stolen and then damaged a man’s phone.

“This man was not in possession of a firearm when officers attended but we have now located a weapon which is being examined.

“This man is believed to have approached a number of people this morning and thank you to all who have made a report to the police.

 

“This allowed us to get to the scene quickly and arrest this man, who had already been detained by several men. We are grateful for their support and this brave intervention stopped the man from being aggressive and potentially very dangerous towards others.

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“The suspect did however allegedly assault one of our constables during the arrest.

“This is being treated as an isolated incident and if you haven’t yet spoken with us, please do so in one of the following ways quoting incident 32 of September 10.”

 

You can call Lincolnshire Police on 101, email force.control@lincs.pnn.police.uk putting the reference number in the subject box or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.



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