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Gun scare in Crawley street
11:10am Monday 29th October 2012 in News
Armed police swooped on a Crawley street after reports of a man with a gun.
The scare happened in Ashdown Drive at about 8.10am after police were called to reports the man was armed in a property.
Armed officers rushed to the scene and the road was closed for an hour and a half as officers investigated the possible gun threat.
A Sussex Police spokesman said: "The report of a man with a gun was has not substantiated and a gun was not seen by police and was not found when the property was searched.
"There have been no reports of shots being fired or any injuries.
"Officers do not believe there is any risk to the public and are working to establish the origin of the report."
A 29-year-old man from Crawley was arrested at the scene at 9.50am on suspicion of possession of a class A drug and remains in custody this morning.