Armed police swoop on man with replica gun in Camden Town

Man was arrested after walking down Camden High Street with this on his shoulder

Man was arrested after walking down Camden High Street with this on his shoulder - Credit: Archant

A man who sparked an armed police swoop when he walked through Camden with a fake machine gun has been sectioned under the mental health act.

Police tweeted a picture of the alleged gun

Police tweeted a picture of the alleged gun - Credit: Archant

As reported in the Ham&High armed police were called to Camden High Street at around 6:30am this morning after reports of a man walking along with a large firearm slung across his shoulder.

Camden police tweeted a picture of the gun and said: “Male arrested by firearm officers after seen walking along Camden High Street with this hung over the shoulder.”

A police spokesman said: “A 51-year-old man was arrested for possession of an imitation firearm and a BB gun was recovered.”

A BB gun is a type of air gun which is designed to fire pellets.


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The spokesman said: “He is currently in custody and has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act and will be placed in secure accommodation.”

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