A man who was believed to carrying a "pellet gun" was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm and imitating a firearm in Northolt.

Metropolitan Police were called to reports of a man seen with a firearm in Rayners Crescent, Northolt, at 9.34am on Tuesday (June 27).

A spokesman for the force said: "Local officers and firearms officers attended the scene and located a man inside a residential address with what is believed to be a pellet gun.

"He was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm/imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.

Armed police attend residential address and arrest man on suspicion of possession of a firearm - as it happened

"The firearm will now be subject to forensic examination."

One witness told getwestlondon that they saw armed police at the scene.

Another took a photo of at least seven officers in the residential street, and said the road was blocked.

The Metropolitan Police were called to reports of a man seen with a firearm in Rayners Crescent, Northolt at 9.34am on Tuesday June 27.
Armed police arrest man in Northolt believed to have been carrying a 'pellet gun'

"[The Police] were trying to get into a property.

“Both sides of the roads were blocked off.

“Lots of armed police.”

The arrested man remains in custody at a west London police station pending further enquires.

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