Shocked shoppers watched as armed police, dogs and a police helicopter swooped on Hucknall town centre this afternoon (Thursday)
Sections of the street were cordoned off between Watnall Road and Station Road as police cars barricaded the roads and stopped people from entering the area.
Shop staff, customers and office workers were told to stay inside, move away from the windows and lock all doors as the scene unfolded.
“We saw people gathering outside the shop and wondered what was happening,” said Costa assistant manager, Rachel Liffen. “We went to have a look and saw police with riot gear and automatic guns coming out of a big black van and running up the street.
“Somebody said they had heard gun shots but we didn’t hear anything. It was really quite scary.”
Dispatch readers were also quick to send us their eye-witness pictures and video footage as the events unfolded.
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