Armed Police called to Leicester city centre after man seen with gun

Armed police were deployed to Leicester city centre this afternoon after a man was believed to be in possession of a gun.

The incident took place in Jubilee Square at around 1.25pm today. It involved two men who became involved in an argument, one of whom was believed to be carrying a firearm.

A spokesperson for Leicestershire Police said: “Police were called at around 1.25pm today following a verbal argument between two men in the city centre.”

“One of the men was seen to be carrying what was believed to a firearm.” 

“In the interest of officer and public safety, armed officers were deployed and following a search of the area, the man was found in the vicinity of Jubilee Square in possession of an imitation firearm.” 

“He has been arrested and remains in police custody.”

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