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Teenager arrested in Norwich city centre on suspicion of firearms offences

PUBLISHED: 16:05 27 May 2017 | UPDATED: 08:34 28 May 2017

Incident involving a gun on Cathedral Street. Photo: Supplied

Incident involving a gun on Cathedral Street. Photo: Supplied

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A teenager has been arrested after allegedly walking around Norwich city centre with a firearm.

Five police armed units and six officers swooped in on Cathedral Street just after 1pm today where the arrest of a man in his late teens took place.

It is not being treated as a terrorism related incident, according to Norfolk Police.

A firearms officer, who would not be named, said: “A man was seen in the area of Norwich city centre allegedly in possession of a firearm.

“A man was arrested on suspicion of firearms offences. The general public is safe.”

He was taken to Wymondham Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

A Norfolk police spokesman said a BB gun was also seized at the scene.

Police were called to Rampant Horse Street following reports a man had been seen in possession of a firearm.

No-one was injured and officers are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

An eyewitness said: “We heard someone running down the road shouting, ‘Get down, get down’. The police came really quick.”

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