Armed police swoop on city street after phone is mistaken for gun

Armed police were called to Larkman Lane (pictured) in Norwich after a person mistook a phone for a gun.

Armed police were called to Larkman Lane (pictured) in Norwich after a person mistook a phone for a gun. - Credit: Google Maps

Armed police were called to a city street after a person mistook a phone for a gun.

A person had reported they had seen a man in a balaclava in Larkman Lane in Norwich with a gun.

Officers searched and released two men in the area that matched the description given.

But after further enquiries, it is believed the caller mistook a black face covering for a balaclava and the handheld object was believed to be a phone.

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