Armed police called to disturbance involving gun in Halifax street

Police were called to reports of a disturbance in Thrum Hall Lane, Halifax. Picture: Google
Police were called to reports of a disturbance in Thrum Hall Lane, Halifax. Picture: Google

Armed police were called to a residential street in Halifax after reports of a disturbance involving a gun.

A fight had broken out in Thrum Hall Lane, just off Gibbet Street, at around 7.15pm on Friday night.

It sparked rumours on social media that there had been a shooting in the town.

But police today said the weapon had turned out to be a BB gun and no injuries were reported.

Inspector Carlton Young, of West Yorkshire Police, said: "We got a call reporting there was a disturbance, a bit of a fight going on in Thrum Hall Lane.

"There were initially reports of a firearm involved and we did send armed officers.

"Enquiries have established that the item involved was actually a BB gun."

He said two male suspects had been arrested and questioned as enquiries continued.

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