Regional: Gunman shoots himself after police stand-off

A SUSPECTED gunman apparently shot himself after a 16-hour stand-off with police, it has been reported.

A single gunshot was heard at about midday at the centre of a police operation on Leagrave Common, in Luton, Bedfordshire.

One eyewitness said a man, who appeared to have been holding a sawn-off shotgun to his head, could be seen lying on the floor.

The stand-off was sparked at about 8.30pm last night when the man was challenged by armed police who suspected he was carrying a gun.


You may also want to watch:


Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus