VIDEO: Armed police arrest man carrying BB gun in Sheffield city centre

Armed police have arrested two men in Sheffield city centre following reports one was carrying a suspected firearm.

Wednesday, 7th June 2017, 4:02 pm
Updated Wednesday, 7th June 2017, 4:06 pm
Police in Sheffield - Picture: Marisa Cashil

Officers rushed to Hartshead Square at around 2pm this afternoon after a member of the public saw a man carrying a suspected firearm.

Armed police responded immediately and arrested two men in connection with the incident.

One of the men was found to have been carrying a BB gun.

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Police in Sheffield - Picture: Marisa Cashil

A South Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: "We will always take reports of the nature extremely seriously and deploy officers, both armed and unarmed as soon as possible, to ensure that the public are kept safe"

Police in Sheffield - Picture: Marisa Cashil