[A] MAN has been arrested following an incident in Kendal town centre today (24th June).
Police were contacted at 2:55pm today, to the report of a male carrying a suspected handgun.
Officers were deployed to the scene and armed officers were deployed as a precaution.
A Cumbria Police spokesman said: “A 26-year-old man from Cumbria, was arrested on Suspicion of Possession of a Firearm and Theft.
“He remains in police custody whilst enquiries are ongoing.
“There was no perceived threat to the public.”
Police are appealing for any witnesses, or anyone with information regarding this incident to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, quoting log number 156 of the 24th June 2018.