VIDEO: Man arrested after firing high-powered air gun at police

Police called to house after reports of man with firearm

Police called to house after reports of man with firearm

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A man has been arrested after firing a high-powered air gun at police.

Officers and mental health professionals attended an address in Dugard Avenue this afternoon, but withdrew after a possible firearm was seen.

The area was cordoned off and additional police resources were called.

Scroll down for two videos.

Shortly after 6.30pm, a man was arrested at the scene.

He has been taken to Colchester police station for questioning.

A suspected air weapon has been recovered from the scene.

An area of Dugard Avenue, between Straight Road and Oaklands Avenue, was closed by police while they dealt with the incident.

Full story in tomorrow's Gazette.

 

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8:21pm Wed 30 Jul 14

alistair1980 says...

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11:38pm Wed 30 Jul 14

MooGirl says...

Hmmm unfortunately it seems like #killchester is an actual thing :( I love this town for all it's faults. Hope everyone involved is safe and unhurt.
Hmmm unfortunately it seems like #killchester is an actual thing :( I love this town for all it's faults. Hope everyone involved is safe and unhurt. MooGirl
  • Score: -10

8:01am Thu 31 Jul 14

Over G says...

Obviously the chap is not the full shilling and is very unwell.
What a stupid act to do and shooting at Police is clearly unreal.
DRUGS again possibly?
Obviously the chap is not the full shilling and is very unwell. What a stupid act to do and shooting at Police is clearly unreal. DRUGS again possibly? Over G
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8:52am Thu 31 Jul 14

Citizen 139 says...

When will people learn to film landscape instead of portrait?
When will people learn to film landscape instead of portrait? Citizen 139
  • Score: 23

9:07am Thu 31 Jul 14

Ritchie_Hicks says...

MooGirl wrote:
Hmmm unfortunately it seems like #killchester is an actual thing :( I love this town for all it's faults. Hope everyone involved is safe and unhurt.
You might be shocked to learn that people with mental health issues live in other towns and cities as well as Colchester.

No one was killed, either.
[quote][p][bold]MooGirl[/bold] wrote: Hmmm unfortunately it seems like #killchester is an actual thing :( I love this town for all it's faults. Hope everyone involved is safe and unhurt.[/p][/quote]You might be shocked to learn that people with mental health issues live in other towns and cities as well as Colchester. No one was killed, either. Ritchie_Hicks
  • Score: 28

6:24pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Old Sparky says...

For Christ sake! anyone would think he'd been armed with an AK47, not a bloody air rifle. Body armour and a long riot shield and they could have rushed him before he had a chance to reload.
For Christ sake! anyone would think he'd been armed with an AK47, not a bloody air rifle. Body armour and a long riot shield and they could have rushed him before he had a chance to reload. Old Sparky
  • Score: -5

6:27pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Navajo wife says...

OverG not every incident is because of drugs, get real. Great comment Ritchie, mental illness is world wide.I'm curious to know.how the cops secured the weapon. I hope the man is getting help,.but,.shoulh.go before a judge and tests ordered tv
OverG not every incident is because of drugs, get real. Great comment Ritchie, mental illness is world wide.I'm curious to know.how the cops secured the weapon. I hope the man is getting help,.but,.shoulh.go before a judge and tests ordered tv Navajo wife
  • Score: -1

8:14pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Tom G101 says...

Thats my grandad who comes out the door then freaks out and go's back inside XD
Thats my grandad who comes out the door then freaks out and go's back inside XD Tom G101
  • Score: 12

11:36pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Logicalsense says...

Hope the man is getting help...??? Amazing - people demanding Rolf Harris gets more years inside and should die inside prison for the odd accidental brush of a side boob and tap of a butt cheek, yet you hope a complete nut case that shoots at people should get help?!?!?!
If he is willing to shoot at people - he is willing to kill someone and does not deserve or have a right in society.
I've seen and heard a lot of high powered air rifles and none have sounded like that! That can't have been an air rifle.
Anyway, I'm sure after a slap wrist, he'll soon be out and handing out slaps to anyone that looks at him in the wrong way..... Mental case.
Hope the man is getting help...??? Amazing - people demanding Rolf Harris gets more years inside and should die inside prison for the odd accidental brush of a side boob and tap of a butt cheek, yet you hope a complete nut case that shoots at people should get help?!?!?! If he is willing to shoot at people - he is willing to kill someone and does not deserve or have a right in society. I've seen and heard a lot of high powered air rifles and none have sounded like that! That can't have been an air rifle. Anyway, I'm sure after a slap wrist, he'll soon be out and handing out slaps to anyone that looks at him in the wrong way..... Mental case. Logicalsense
  • Score: -3

11:49am Sat 2 Aug 14

Citizen 139 says...

Logicalsense wrote:
Hope the man is getting help...??? Amazing - people demanding Rolf Harris gets more years inside and should die inside prison for the odd accidental brush of a side boob and tap of a butt cheek, yet you hope a complete nut case that shoots at people should get help?!?!?!
If he is willing to shoot at people - he is willing to kill someone and does not deserve or have a right in society.
I've seen and heard a lot of high powered air rifles and none have sounded like that! That can't have been an air rifle.
Anyway, I'm sure after a slap wrist, he'll soon be out and handing out slaps to anyone that looks at him in the wrong way..... Mental case.
Clearly you've never experienced anyone in your family with mental health. I suspect you've got some issues of your own that need some serious attention.
[quote][p][bold]Logicalsense[/bold] wrote: Hope the man is getting help...??? Amazing - people demanding Rolf Harris gets more years inside and should die inside prison for the odd accidental brush of a side boob and tap of a butt cheek, yet you hope a complete nut case that shoots at people should get help?!?!?! If he is willing to shoot at people - he is willing to kill someone and does not deserve or have a right in society. I've seen and heard a lot of high powered air rifles and none have sounded like that! That can't have been an air rifle. Anyway, I'm sure after a slap wrist, he'll soon be out and handing out slaps to anyone that looks at him in the wrong way..... Mental case.[/p][/quote]Clearly you've never experienced anyone in your family with mental health. I suspect you've got some issues of your own that need some serious attention. Citizen 139
  • Score: -1

2:20pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Logicalsense says...

Citizen 139 wrote:
Logicalsense wrote:
Hope the man is getting help...??? Amazing - people demanding Rolf Harris gets more years inside and should die inside prison for the odd accidental brush of a side boob and tap of a butt cheek, yet you hope a complete nut case that shoots at people should get help?!?!?!
If he is willing to shoot at people - he is willing to kill someone and does not deserve or have a right in society.
I've seen and heard a lot of high powered air rifles and none have sounded like that! That can't have been an air rifle.
Anyway, I'm sure after a slap wrist, he'll soon be out and handing out slaps to anyone that looks at him in the wrong way..... Mental case.
Clearly you've never experienced anyone in your family with mental health. I suspect you've got some issues of your own that need some serious attention.
WTF???? I have problems because I see the difference between right and wrong....? Surely if someone is that unstable - they should not be allowed to roam the streets at will.....? Let alone have access to any form of weapon.
Amazing - people always making excuses. Obviously mental health issues are far from nice, but it doesn't mean you have to let them do as they wish!
Though, I guess that's why there are so many morons in society with no respect for anyone else or others property.
Seriously..... you see nothing wrong with a nutcase shooting at people???
Needs help...? Needs putting down more like!!! Amazing how we put dogs down for protecting themselves and their property, but you want to let some nut case shooting at people have rights!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Citizen 139[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Logicalsense[/bold] wrote: Hope the man is getting help...??? Amazing - people demanding Rolf Harris gets more years inside and should die inside prison for the odd accidental brush of a side boob and tap of a butt cheek, yet you hope a complete nut case that shoots at people should get help?!?!?! If he is willing to shoot at people - he is willing to kill someone and does not deserve or have a right in society. I've seen and heard a lot of high powered air rifles and none have sounded like that! That can't have been an air rifle. Anyway, I'm sure after a slap wrist, he'll soon be out and handing out slaps to anyone that looks at him in the wrong way..... Mental case.[/p][/quote]Clearly you've never experienced anyone in your family with mental health. I suspect you've got some issues of your own that need some serious attention.[/p][/quote]WTF???? I have problems because I see the difference between right and wrong....? Surely if someone is that unstable - they should not be allowed to roam the streets at will.....? Let alone have access to any form of weapon. Amazing - people always making excuses. Obviously mental health issues are far from nice, but it doesn't mean you have to let them do as they wish! Though, I guess that's why there are so many morons in society with no respect for anyone else or others property. Seriously..... you see nothing wrong with a nutcase shooting at people??? Needs help...? Needs putting down more like!!! Amazing how we put dogs down for protecting themselves and their property, but you want to let some nut case shooting at people have rights!!!! Logicalsense
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2:49pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Citizen 139 says...

Of course I see that it's wrong someone shooting at another, what I'm saying is that the problem can (usually) be fixed. Just because he's got mental health issues doesn't mean he can't be made better.

Going by your rants (and logic) maybe you should be put down?
Of course I see that it's wrong someone shooting at another, what I'm saying is that the problem can (usually) be fixed. Just because he's got mental health issues doesn't mean he can't be made better. Going by your rants (and logic) maybe you should be put down? Citizen 139
  • Score: -1

9:12am Wed 6 Aug 14

Logicalsense says...

Citizen 139 wrote:
Of course I see that it's wrong someone shooting at another, what I'm saying is that the problem can (usually) be fixed. Just because he's got mental health issues doesn't mean he can't be made better.

Going by your rants (and logic) maybe you should be put down?
Fixed.....? So, if the nut bar had shot and killed someone - that can be fixed?
How? A few years in prison? Possibly some pathetic group therapy in a circle....? Would that fix a dead person...??? Don't you think it's a little late for that?
As usual, all of this crap is left till it's too late. People ignore the signals. How many cases are there now of doughnuts on Facebook crying for help and not one friend paying attention until their supposed friend has jumped off a roof....? Then start all the total mental crap about - heaven has now got another angel, etc, etc. Muppets.
[quote][p][bold]Citizen 139[/bold] wrote: Of course I see that it's wrong someone shooting at another, what I'm saying is that the problem can (usually) be fixed. Just because he's got mental health issues doesn't mean he can't be made better. Going by your rants (and logic) maybe you should be put down?[/p][/quote]Fixed.....? So, if the nut bar had shot and killed someone - that can be fixed? How? A few years in prison? Possibly some pathetic group therapy in a circle....? Would that fix a dead person...??? Don't you think it's a little late for that? As usual, all of this crap is left till it's too late. People ignore the signals. How many cases are there now of doughnuts on Facebook crying for help and not one friend paying attention until their supposed friend has jumped off a roof....? Then start all the total mental crap about - heaven has now got another angel, etc, etc. Muppets. Logicalsense
  • Score: 1

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