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Armed gunman on the loose in Kent takes cover in Solicitors

Police are currently hunting for a man armed with a gun on the loose near Tesco supermarket in Whitfield, Kent.

Police received reports that a man was armed with a Gun near Tesco, when police arrived it is believed the gunman has barricaded himself in to a solicitors.

15 armed police officers are current on the scene and have surrounded the Mowll and Mowll solicitors.

Kent Online has reported that there is a man with a shotgun inside the law firm.

Police have closed off the area and are currently assessing the situation.

Kent Police have told Police Hour “Kent Police received a call at 4.05pm on Tuesday 16 August to a report of concern for the welfare of a man who maybe in possession of a weapon inside an office building in Gordon Road, Whitfield.

“We are concerned for his wellbeing and safety and officers are at the scene dealing with this incident.

“At this time it is not believed that anyone else is in the building.

“Police are treating this as an isolated incident”.

Kent 999 has been live tweet from the scene. They tweeted a image of armed police followed by a police dog close to the law firm.

 

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