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Armed police surround flat in Nottingham after reports of person with a weapon

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Armed police cordoned off a block of flats in Arnold, Nottinghamshire today (12 September) following reports of a man wielding a gun.

The incident happened at Jacobs Court shortly after midday. The building was evacuated by residents and 3 local schools were put on lockdown so that no one could enter or leave the buildings. Members of the public were also advised to avoid the area.

A man was later detained by police in connection with the incident under the Mental Health Act.

Armed police attend property in Arnold Credit: Trinity Mirror
Police received reports of a person with a weapon Credit: Trinity Mirror