Published: 00:00, 03 December 2017 |
Updated: 09:06, 03 December 2017
Emergency services were deployed to a train station near Ramsgate after reports of a man on the loose with a firearm.
The response was triggered when reports were received on a man on the tracks with a gun.
British Transport Police (BTP), the National Police Air Service and SECamb were sent to the scene at Dumpton Park, near Ramsgate, yesterday morning.
Residents in the area of #DumptonPark may have been concerned about the large police presence in the early hours this morning including @SECAmbulance and @NPAShq. It related to a call regarding a male with a firearm on the tracks. It has been confirmed as a hoax call.— BTP Kent (@BTPKent) December 2, 2017
However, BTP later confirmed via social media that the incident was a hoax call.
In a tweet just after 8.30pm last night, BTP reassured residents who may have been alarmed at the large police presence.
The post said it related to a call regarding a man with a firearm on the tracks and had now been confirmed as a hoax.
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