Details have emerged of an incident that occurred on the M25 over the weekend where a male in replica military uniform driving a car that was fitted with blue lights tried to stop motorists whilst brandishing a firearm.
South Armed Response Vehicles were deployed to the scene along with Road Policing Units.
A spokesperson from Hertfordshire Constabulary said:
‘Police were called at 2.24pm on Friday, March 15, to reports that a man had threatened a male motorist on the M25 clockwise near to J22.
‘Officers attended, carried out a search and stopped and arrested a man travelling in a blue car.
‘Two imitation firearms were recovered.
‘No-one was injured during the incident. The M25 was closed between J23 and J24 clockwise while officers dealt with the incident. It was re-opened at around 3.15pm.
‘A roadblock was put in place in order to allow the ARVs to intercept the vehicle’.
An officer assigned with the ARV team that intercepted the vehicle said:
‘Our colleagues from the Road Policing Unit placed a roadblock on the M25 ahead of the target vehicle, allowing traffic to come to a stop, allowing ARVs a safer working environment to complete the necessary tactics’.
Police confirmed that a 55-year-old male from Kidlington has been arrested on suspicion of possessing firearms.
He has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.
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