Armed police called to reports of rifle being fired from Hastings window

A 45-year-old man from Hastings has been arrested after reports a rifle was fired from a window.

Police said firearms officers arrested a man in a flat in Hastings on Friday evening (August 2).

Firearms officers were called to the scene

Firearms officers were called to the scene

An area around Southdown Avenue was cordoned off following the call just after 7pm and a National Police Air Service helicopter was deployed to assist with the operation.

Police said officers gained entry just before 9pm and arrested a 45-year-old man from Hastings on suspicion of possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, firing an air weapon beyond premises and possessing a loaded or unloaded firearm and suitable ammunition in a public place.

He was later released under investigation.

An air rifle was seized by police and removed from the address, added a spokesman.

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