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Armed Police called to street in Thanet following reports of a man with a firearm

Armed officers from Kent Police were scrambled to a property just before 11pm following a report that a man may have been armed with a gun.


A dispute between two men spilled out into Cliftonville street on Tuesday evening causing the area to be thrown into Police lockdown

A threat was made to carry out harm involving a gun. Police are understood to have evacuated a bus and the driver and passengers were made to leave after the incident was declared a firearms incident. Poice put in cordon on Arthur Road and various roads adjourning including  Northdown Road.


Residents have made claims that a man in his seventies was tasered by Police twice and was arrested.

Kent Police have been approached for comment on he full circumstances