Armed police surround TK Maxx after reports of gun man in Southampton city centre

Daily Echo: Armed police surround city centre store in hunt for gunman Armed police surround city centre store in hunt for gunman

ARMED officers swooped on Southampton city centre after reports of a man wielding a gun.

Police units surrounded TK Maxx in the High Street following a call from a member of the public who claimed to have spotted two men arguing in Brinton’s Road, one of who was holding a handgun.

A man matching that description was seen going into the fashion store but when officers swooped, they discovered that the man had nothing to do with the earlier incident.

Armed units then headed to Brinton’s Road, where the argument happened at 4.30pm yesterday, and cordoned off the area before detaining a man.

It was unclear last night whether he had been armed.

Chief Inspector Duncan Weston, of Hampshire police, said: “The man is now helping us with our enquiries.”

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9:07am Fri 22 Feb 13

Outside of the Box says...

After reading about the stabbing of 2 young men and armed officers rushing to a man reported to be wielding a gun, for a moment I thought I was reading the New York Times and this was happening in the Bronx not the Echo and our city centre, what is the world coming to?
After reading about the stabbing of 2 young men and armed officers rushing to a man reported to be wielding a gun, for a moment I thought I was reading the New York Times and this was happening in the Bronx not the Echo and our city centre, what is the world coming to? Outside of the Box

12:09pm Fri 22 Feb 13

BikerNick says...

Just be grateful this isn't the Bronx. You'd get this sort of thing about ten times a day.
Just be grateful this isn't the Bronx. You'd get this sort of thing about ten times a day. BikerNick

12:14pm Fri 22 Feb 13

simaster says...

i bet that bloke just doing his shopping was scared ###less when he armed police turned up!
i bet that bloke just doing his shopping was scared ###less when he armed police turned up! simaster

12:38pm Fri 22 Feb 13

Outside of the Box says...

BikerNick wrote:
Just be grateful this isn't the Bronx. You'd get this sort of thing about ten times a day.
Oh I am, been there once many moons ago, never again
[quote][p][bold]BikerNick[/bold] wrote: Just be grateful this isn't the Bronx. You'd get this sort of thing about ten times a day.[/p][/quote]Oh I am, been there once many moons ago, never again Outside of the Box

2:23pm Fri 22 Feb 13

MGRA says...

so armed police cause havoc on the say so of a single member of the public.... spendid....
so armed police cause havoc on the say so of a single member of the public.... spendid.... MGRA

2:43pm Fri 22 Feb 13

SotonLad says...

BikerNick wrote:
Just be grateful this isn't the Bronx. You'd get this sort of thing about ten times a day.
I understand it happens more than we know - only a handful of incident make it to the press.
[quote][p][bold]BikerNick[/bold] wrote: Just be grateful this isn't the Bronx. You'd get this sort of thing about ten times a day.[/p][/quote]I understand it happens more than we know - only a handful of incident make it to the press. SotonLad

5:47pm Fri 22 Feb 13

sotonbev says...

MGRA wrote:
so armed police cause havoc on the say so of a single member of the public.... spendid....
How many people would you like to call the police then, if you needed to call the police for whatever would you get others to call aswell, I doubt it.
[quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: so armed police cause havoc on the say so of a single member of the public.... spendid....[/p][/quote]How many people would you like to call the police then, if you needed to call the police for whatever would you get others to call aswell, I doubt it. sotonbev

6:13pm Fri 22 Feb 13

bigfella777 says...

Outside of the Box wrote:
After reading about the stabbing of 2 young men and armed officers rushing to a man reported to be wielding a gun, for a moment I thought I was reading the New York Times and this was happening in the Bronx not the Echo and our city centre, what is the world coming to?
Have a look at the on street gun battle that happened in Miami this week, fast cars, machine guns, fireballs and bodies everywhere, like a real life Bad Boys film.
[quote][p][bold]Outside of the Box[/bold] wrote: After reading about the stabbing of 2 young men and armed officers rushing to a man reported to be wielding a gun, for a moment I thought I was reading the New York Times and this was happening in the Bronx not the Echo and our city centre, what is the world coming to?[/p][/quote]Have a look at the on street gun battle that happened in Miami this week, fast cars, machine guns, fireballs and bodies everywhere, like a real life Bad Boys film. bigfella777

7:50pm Fri 22 Feb 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

MGRA wrote:
so armed police cause havoc on the say so of a single member of the public.... spendid....
spendid? Has your medication worn off, you don't normally make these errors, now on two posts at least you are making errors.
It is obvious that the Police have a standard response to certain incidents, it may seem over the top but they have no choice, you would be the first to crticise if it all went pear shaped.
[quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: so armed police cause havoc on the say so of a single member of the public.... spendid....[/p][/quote]spendid? Has your medication worn off, you don't normally make these errors, now on two posts at least you are making errors. It is obvious that the Police have a standard response to certain incidents, it may seem over the top but they have no choice, you would be the first to crticise if it all went pear shaped. OSPREYSAINT

8:44pm Fri 22 Feb 13

mr pops says...

Outside of the Box wrote:
After reading about the stabbing of 2 young men and armed officers rushing to a man reported to be wielding a gun, for a moment I thought I was reading the New York Times and this was happening in the Bronx not the Echo and our city centre, what is the world coming to?
I thought ur name was called outside the box
[quote][p][bold]Outside of the Box[/bold] wrote: After reading about the stabbing of 2 young men and armed officers rushing to a man reported to be wielding a gun, for a moment I thought I was reading the New York Times and this was happening in the Bronx not the Echo and our city centre, what is the world coming to?[/p][/quote]I thought ur name was called outside the box mr pops

8:49pm Fri 22 Feb 13

mr pops says...

J.P.M wrote:
Moaning
Granny
Rants
Again
U took the words right out of my mouth
[quote][p][bold]J.P.M[/bold] wrote: Moaning Granny Rants Again[/p][/quote]U took the words right out of my mouth mr pops

7:34am Sat 23 Feb 13

Portswood says...

'...one of who was holding a handgun.'

One of *whom*. Tsk, tsk. See me after class. That's you, unnamed reporter, and the subeditor!
'...one of who was holding a handgun.' One of *whom*. Tsk, tsk. See me after class. That's you, unnamed reporter, and the subeditor! Portswood

8:37pm Sat 23 Feb 13

kingnotail says...

Outside of the Box wrote:
After reading about the stabbing of 2 young men and armed officers rushing to a man reported to be wielding a gun, for a moment I thought I was reading the New York Times and this was happening in the Bronx not the Echo and our city centre, what is the world coming to?
New York cleaned its act up years ago. Unlike Southampton.
[quote][p][bold]Outside of the Box[/bold] wrote: After reading about the stabbing of 2 young men and armed officers rushing to a man reported to be wielding a gun, for a moment I thought I was reading the New York Times and this was happening in the Bronx not the Echo and our city centre, what is the world coming to?[/p][/quote]New York cleaned its act up years ago. Unlike Southampton. kingnotail

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