Armed police called to Norfolk hospital in gun drama

Armed police were called to a Norfolk hospital after staff reported seeing a man with a gun.

Officers with guns and Norfolk Constabulary's dog unit rushed to the James Paget University Hospital (JPUH), in Gorleston, near Great Yarmouth, shortly after 7pm yesterday.

Police were alerted to the drama by a hospital worker who said a patient had seen a man with a hand gun in a bag.

Officers called to the hospital discovered the man who was allegedly found to be in possession of an imitation firearm and a knife.

The 39-year-old, who is said to be from the local area, was arrested and is currently in custody at Great Yarmouth Police Station.

No-one was hurt following the incident.

The hospital worker who called police has been praised for staying on the line as the drama unfolded.

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