Armed police have stormed a flat after a man was spotted ‘brandishing a gun’ inside a Walsall church.
Members of the public raised the alarm after the suspect was seen waving what appeared to be a shotgun within St Paul’s Church in Darwall Street on Thursday morning (September 10).
Armed officers were quickly deployed to the area and the police helicopter scrambled in a bid to locate the suspect.
Police secured and publicised a CCTV image of the suspect which prompted further sightings.
Local enquiries led officers to a flat in Sandwell Street, Walsall, where a suspect was arrested just before 8pm.
A 24-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and was placed in police custody.
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Force Incident Manager Chief Inspector Steve Radford said: “I’d like to thank everyone who responded to our appeal and provided information.
“It helped us identify a suspect and an address which we then contained with armed officers.
“We’re currently in the process of searching the flat.
“I’d like to praise the professionalism of all the officers involved who have brought this incident to a safe conclusion.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact us via Live Chat or call 101 quoting log number 1039 of 10 September.