Man with a rifle arrested near Stansted Airport

A man has been arrested near Stansted Airport after being found carrying a RIFLE.

Armed police were called following reports of a gunman in possession of a firearm.

The man was detained shortly before noon today after a police helicopter was dispatched to Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex,

The firearm was also recovered close to the scene.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: “Officers were called shortly before 11.55 to reports that a man carrying a firearm had been seen in Stansted Mountfitchet.

“Police attended the scene and a man has been detained and a firearm has been recovered.

“Inquiries are continuing.”

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