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.”