Dramatic footage shows armed cops arrest suspected gunman in front of shocked residents

Dramatic footage shows the moment armed cops arrested a suspected gunman after he was caught by a group of have-a-go heroes.

Officers swooped on Bewdley Street in Evesham, Worcs., at around 7pm on Wednesday (20/7).

Several residents had called 999 after seeing a man waving a gun in a nearby meadow.

Video taken by resident Elaine Edgar, 61, shows the moment armed police arrested the suspect outside her home.

She said: “There was a bit of panic because some people say they saw a man with a gun in the meadow.

“I’d heard the helicopter buzzing around for ages and going over my house again and again.

“I heard some shouting from outside my front door so went to the window.

“There were three men walking next to the suspect and they were shouting at police, ‘Up here! Up here!’

"They were very brave because they didn't know if the man was armed.

“The cops raced towards the man and forced him to sit on the ground.

“Luckily I had my phone with me so I just pressed record.

“He was handcuffed and taken away. It was very dramatic stuff.”

West Mercia Police said: “Two men have been arrested in Evesham after a report of a man carrying a firearm.

“Around 7pm officers attended Crown Meadow and searched the area.

“Two men, a 36-year-old and a 20-year-old, both from Evesham, were arrested on suspicion of carrying a firearm in a public place and remain in custody.

“No injuries were reported and an air weapon was recovered.

“Officers remained in the area but there is no wider risk to the public.”

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