Update: Boy, 15, arrested after armed police search for man seen with gun

Armed officers were deployed to Hainsworth Road in Silsden. Picture: Google
Armed officers were deployed to Hainsworth Road in Silsden. Picture: Google

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested after a man was seen with a gun in a West Yorkshire town this morning.

Police received a report shortly before 9.10am about a man who appeared to be carrying a firearm in Hainsworth Road, Silsden.

A spokesman said earlier that the man had been described as white and around 30 years old.

Armed officers were deployed to the area and carried out a search with support from the police helicopter.

After searching for more than two hours, police issued an update to say that a man had been detained.

It has now been revealed that the person detained was a 15-year-old boy, who is being held in police custody.

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