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Suspected gunman arrested by armed police near St Paul’s Cathedral

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Suspected gunman arrested by armed police near St Paul’s Cathedral

A man believed to be in possession of a firearm was arrested near St Paul’s Cathedral in London today.

Armed officers detained the man behind shopping centre One New Change around midday today.

A witness to the incident said the suspect was ‘Tasered’ before police ‘retrieved a gun’.

Picture: Twitter/ @kruppers Cops swoop on armed man outside St Pauls

Armed police swooped the man around midday today (Picture: Twitter/ @kruppers)

David Krupski, who witnessed the incident, said: ‘We were going out for a team lunch and came across the scene.

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‘Armed police has stopped the guy and then tazed him to the ground and retrieved the gun.’

It is not being treated as a terror-related incident at this time.

Officers could be seen outside the capital’s landmark with tourists flocking around.

The incident took place outside St Paul’s Cathedral (Picture: Getty Images)

A police spokesperson said: ‘Following reports of an armed man at St Paul’s Cathedral, we can confirm we’ve arrested a man who we believe to be in possession of a firearm at 12.05pm today.

‘He was detained behind One New Change by armed officers.

They added: ‘There is no indication this incident is terror-related at this time.’

Police are yet to determine whether it was a real gun.

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