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Kent 'gunshots': Man arrested after firing suspected imitation firearms off balcony
22 April 2020, 09:50
A man in his 30s has been arrested after firing suspected imitation firearms off a balcony in Chatham, Kent.
Armed officers and a police helicopter responded to an address in Dock Head Road, Chatham, on Wednesday morning following reports of a man seen on his balcony with "weapons".
Video captured by a witness at the scene said the man was still sitting on a balcony nearby with a "machine gun, a hand gun and a rifle".
Livestream footage showed the same man inside his apartment, who was listening to music before stepping outside and unloading a suspected imitation weapon.
In a statement, Kent Police said it had arrested the man on suspicion of firearms offences and had seized four suspected imitation firearms.
It added: "Members of the public reported seeing a man on a balcony with weapons.
"Patrols, including armed officers, are at the scene making enquiries."
Roads in the surrounding area have since been closed.