Police hold man at gunpoint in the middle of busy Rugby dual carriageway

It happened at around 2.15pm today

Saturday, 27th March 2021, 3:17 pm
Updated Saturday, 27th March 2021, 3:20 pm

Armed police held a man at gunpoint on a stretch of the A426 near where it meets Junction 1 of the M6 earlier today, March 27.

A witness said that at around 2.15pm they saw five or six police cars surrounding a car which had stopped on the central reservation.

At least one of the officers was armed with an assault rifle or a submachine gun, and a man was being held in handcuffs.

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Other officers appeared to be searching the car.

By 2.45pm the scene was clear.

Warwickshire Police has been contacted for further information.