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Armed police swarm after imitation firearm pointed in Blackheath road-rage row

By Richard Guttridge | Halesowen | Crime | Published:

A driver pointed an imitation firearm in a terrifying road-rage incident in Blackheath today.

The BB gun

Armed police swooped on the car after the man reached for the weapon, which turned out to be a BB gun, during a row on Cakemore Road.

Firearms officers said the firearm looked like a real gun to the person who it was pointed at.

Officers responded following a call at around 12.30pm.

The suspect was arrested on suspicion of possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear or violence.

Firearms Operations Unit said on Twitter: "ARVs (armed response vehicles) have just arrested a suspect who thought it was appropriate to point a handgun at a member of the public during a road rage incident. It transpired that it was a BB gun but would you know the difference if it was pointed at you? I certainly wouldn’t."

Richard Guttridge

By Richard Guttridge
Investigations Editor - @RichG_star

Investigations Editor for the Express & Star.

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