A 25-year-old man has been charged after threatening people at the University of Exeter with a fake gun.
Yihe Xiong, of Bonhay Road, is due to appear before Exeter Magistrates charged with possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.
Armed officers were called to the Streatham Campus around 11:30am on Wednesday (19 June) to reports of a man "making threats to other students, whilst in possession of a handgun".
Two firearms officers and a police dog entered the Amory Building arrested the man and seized what appeared to be a metal handgun.
Further examination indicated that it was indeed a replica or blank-firing handgun.