Armed police attend Royston address after 'firearm' incident

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Police attended an address in Royston this afternoon - Credit: Archant

A man has been arrested after an incident in Royston today - where a group were reportedly spat at by a male who had in his possession what was believed to be a firearm. 

Officers were called at around 3.45pm today following a suspicious incident in Echo Hill, Royston.

It was reported that a man had spat towards a group of men, before allegedly revealing part of an object in his waistband - which the reporting person believed was firearm.

Armed officers attended and entered an address. A search was carried out and a decorative object in the shape of a gun was recovered.

The arrested man has been taken into police custody, a force spokeswoman confirmed. 

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