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Reports of armed gunman in Ramsgate turn out to be paintball gun

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Police raced to the scene amid reports a man was seen wielding a black handgun... only to find out it was a paintball weapon!

Armed officers were called out at 6.30pm last night by a member of the public who believed they had seen a man with a gun in Ramsgate.

A 31-year-old from Ramsgate and a 32-year-old from Margate were arrested in Kings Street, Ramsgate and are in custody.
 
Two weapons were recovered, but they have now been proved to be paintball guns.

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