UPDATE: Man arrested after Horsham firearms incident

JPCT 300813 S13360270W Horsham. Stirling way. Firearms police attend incident
JPCT 300813 S13360270W Horsham. Stirling way. Firearms police attend incident

Armed police swooped on a Horsham street after reports of a man allegedly holding a long-barrelled weapon outside his home this morning (Friday August 30).

Officers were called to the scene in Stirling Way, off Harwood Road, at around 11am.

JPCT 300813 S13360288x Horsham. Stirling way. Firearms police attend incident

JPCT 300813 S13360288x Horsham. Stirling way. Firearms police attend incident

The area was cordoned off by Sussex Police, with both their firearms and dog units in attendance.

Plain clothed officers were also seen.

A spokesperson for Sussex Police said: “Just before 11am on Friday August 30 police received a report that a man had been seen outside a house in Stirling Way, Horsham, holding what appeared to be a long-barrelled weapon of some kind.

“Officers contained the address and ensured that local people were safe.

“Shortly after 1pm armed officers entered the address and arrested a 34-year-old local man on suspicion of firearms offences. A weapon which is believed to be an air rifle was seized.

“There are no reports at this time of firearms being discharged or of any injuries. Enquiries are at an early stage and no further information is available at present.”