Armed police are hunting a teenage girl spotted carrying what appeared to be a firearm in the centre of a Worcestershire town.
The High Street in Droitwich was closed at about 6.20pm but was later re-opened although the girl, in her mid to late teens, was still at large.
Police warned the public “not to approach her”.
West Mercia Police said in a statement: “Armed officers were deployed in Droitwich this evening after police received reports of a female carrying a firearm.
“The female is described as being white, in her mid to late teens, with short light brown hair and wearing a pink t-shirt.
“An area around the High Street was closed after the incident was reported at 6.20pm but has now been reopened.
“There remains a high police presence in the area while they continue to search for her. If anyone sees the female, they should not approach her but call the police immediately on 999.”Reuse content