Armed police closed off a road in a town centre last night after a man was reported to be carrying an air rifle through the streets.
Images show officers in Richmond Street in Herne Bay after they were called at 10.26pm last night.
A man is believed to have carried an air rifle walking through the High Street, although no weapon was discharged.
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Police arrested a 46-year-old man from Whitstable on suspicion of possessing a loaded air rifle in public.
Officers recovered the weapon from an address on Richmond Street.
No one was injured.
In a separate incident also on Richmond Street, an officer on patrol was stopped at 9.52pm by a man who reported he had been assaulted by a group of youths.
The man suffered a facial injury and ambulance crews were called.
Inquiries are ongoing.