Police alert after man in camouflage attending school Royal Navy event is mistaken for gunman
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Police were put on alert after a man in camouflage attending a school services event - carrying a plastic weapon - was mistaken for a gunman.
Police received a call from a member of the public that they had seen a man in camouflage gear carrying a firearm walking towards Springwood High School in Gaywood.
A spokesman for Norfolk police confirmed they were called at 1.30pm on Friday to the school to reports of a suspicious male on the field.
But it quickly emerged the incident what not quite as it seemed.
He said: 'The initial report said it was believed he was carrying a weapon however when we arrived there was a public services event ongoing and the male was part of this role play event.'
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The spokesman said the weapon was found to be plastic and officers were stood down.
He added teachers confirmed the man was with them and from the Royal Navy.
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The school said that everything was under control, but were not able to comment further.