Man arrested after reports partygoers were threatened with gun in Benchill

A man has been arrested after reports that partygoers were threatened with a gun in Benchill last night.

Shortly before 10pm on Thursday 23 October 2014, police were called to  Longhey Road, Benchill, following reports a number of people had been threatened with a gun following an argument at a house party.

Armed officers responded and a 25 year-old man was arrested nearby on suspicion of firearms offences and remains in police custody for questioning.

A blank firing pistol was also recovered.

Police have cordoned off part of Brownley Road while searches are underway.

Detective Sergeant Sandra Callender, said: “Following a dispute at a house party a man has left, only to return and threaten those inside.

“A swift response from specialist firearms officers meant a man was quickly arrested and an imitation firearm also recovered.

“There remains a police presence in the area while we conduct a number of searches in relation to this incident to try and preserve and recover any further relevant evidence and I would ask anyone residents with any concerns to come and talk to us.”

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