Part of North Laine sealed off after ‘gun threat’

Tichborne Street, Brighton

Tichborne Street, Brighton

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Armed police cordoned off a street when a woman threatened walkers with a toy gun.

Terrified residents called police as the woman waved what appeared to be a pistol from the balcony of a flat, shouting she was going to shoot people.

Police cordoned off the area in Tichborne Street in central Brighton, at 8pm on Sunday as officers entered the flat.

A Sussex Police spokesman said two men had been detained and were helping police with enquiries. They are looking for the woman, who is known to police and had gone when police arrived.

Two toy guns, one of which matched the description of the ‘pistol’, were found in the flat and have been seized. No one was hurt. Chief Inspector Dave Padwick, of Sussex Police, said: “What started as a serious incident was eventually found to involve a toy gun.

“However, public safety is paramount in such situations and that is why armed police attended and the area was made secure. We are grateful to residents for their trust and patience.”

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4:16pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Herbertfarquarson says...

Can the woman responsible please shoot herself first ?
Can the woman responsible please shoot herself first ? Herbertfarquarson
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4:29pm Wed 3 Sep 14

hoveguyactually says...

Preferably with a real gun!
Preferably with a real gun! hoveguyactually
  • Score: -3

5:21pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Numptyone says...

Why does the Argus even allow comments on stories, because as with this one they just repost the story and remove comments.
Why does the Argus even allow comments on stories, because as with this one they just repost the story and remove comments. Numptyone
  • Score: 2

11:06pm Wed 3 Sep 14

JeevesMcMontague says...

I say...
I say... JeevesMcMontague
  • Score: 2

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