Firearms police scrambled after concerns for man in Lonsdale Drive in Gillingham
A man is being assessed by health officials after apparently threatening to shoot himself.
Armed police were called out to an address in Rainham at 5.15pm yesterday following reports the man was threatening to use the gun.
It's after someone else in the property in Lonsdale Drive raised concerns.
Police officer at scene of crime with tape. Picture: Kent Police
Officers cordoned off the area and closed nearby roads while they dealt with the incident.
It is understood the man later agreed to hand over the weapon to police, and no shots were fired.
A spokesman for Kent Police, said: “Firearms officers were required on scene and road closures were put in place at the junctions with Ellis Road and Ploughmans Way.
“A man was safely detained just before 6.30pm.”
The road closures and cordon was lifted a short time later. It is understood the man had a licence to own the gun.
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