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Maidstone armed police response leads to arrest

By KentOnline reporter

Armed police have descended on Maidstone town centre tonight following reports a weapon was seen inside a home.

Firearms officers were called to the property in The Broadway at 8.55pm Thursday and made an arrest.

A 26-year-old man from Essex currently remains in custody.

Armed police in Maidstone. Picture: @TAPCRPUJ (4754594)
Armed police in Maidstone. Picture: @TAPCRPUJ (4754594)

It is the second time in 24 hours that armed officers have been called to the town.

At about 12.30pm police were sent to Harvesters Way in Weavering as part of an investigation into allegations of threatening behaviour.

A teenage boy was arrested and bailed pending further enquiries, but no further details were provided by police.

Armed police seen in Harvesters Way
Armed police seen in Harvesters Way

There has been no suggestion the two incidents are linked.

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