Primary school closed and man arrested after gun incident in Stowmarket

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A man has been arrested this morning after a firearms incident in Stowmarket.

Police were called shortly before 9am to Danes Court Avenue after reports a man had been seen with what was believed to be a gun in his bag.

Officers were deployed to the area, along with the dog unit and helicopter, and the man was located in Combs Lane.

He was arrested and is being taken to Bury Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

The weapon was found to be a BB gun.

No-one was threatened or harmed during the incident and Abbots Hall Primary School was closed as a precaution.