Eight armed officers – accompanied by the police helicopter and a dog unit – were called to a field in east Swindon this afternoon following a sighting of a man with a crossbow.
Police were called to Buckhurst Field in Park North at around 3pm, but left just before 4pm after both the helicopter and ground units failed to locate the suspect.
A police spokesperson said: “We were called to a report of a man carrying what appeared to be a crossbow shortly before 2.30pm yesterday (06/01) in the Park North area of Swindon.
“Officers, including some the firearms unit, attended the scene and carried out a full search of the local area. They were supported by the police helicopter.
“No-one matching the description was located.
“Anyone with any further information regarding this matter is asked to call us on 101 and quote log number 166 of 6/1.”
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