Neighbours praise cops in gun drama as arrested man detained under mental health act

Neighbours praise cops in gun drama as arrested man detained under mental health act

Neighbours praise cops in gun drama as arrested man detained under mental health act

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RESIDENTS have praised police for the way they tackled a gunman in their street.

Officers came under fire from the man in Dugard Avenue, Stanway, on Wednesday at 6pm.

It is believed he was firing an air rifle from an upstairs window and possibly threw some kind of firecracker.

Amateur video footage caught nine loud bangs when police pulled up and got out of their cars.

Officers tried to talk the man into surrendering, but ended up using tasers and baton rounds to immobilise and arrest him.

Resident Scott Chapman, who filmed the drama, said: “The police did a great job and executed what they had to do quickly.

“All the talk here is how well the police handled it.”

See Scott Chapman's video of the drama unfolding

One neighbour said she had hid in a cupboard after hearing gunfire.

Another neighbour said: “It was scary.

“I am glad nobody was hurt and I am impressed with the police not firing back after being shot at.”

Mark Smith, chairman of Essex Police Federation, praised officers for showing restraint.

He said: “When someone pulls a gun, you don’t know what sort it is or what they will do.

“They took the brave decision to use batons and tasers, known as less-lethal force.

“This could have been a lot worse.

“If you point a gun at police officers, there is a chance you will be shot.”

The 43-year-old man arrested has been given police bail until September, but has been detained under the mental health act after being assessed by doctors.

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9:52am Fri 1 Aug 14

TheBrotherhoodOfTheBell says...

Hardly the East End was it?
Someone hid in the cupboard after hearing gun fire....An air rifle making gun fire or one Fire Cracker!
Well done Essex Police.
But the neighbours in leafy outer Lexden come on please?
Hardly the East End was it? Someone hid in the cupboard after hearing gun fire....An air rifle making gun fire or one Fire Cracker! Well done Essex Police. But the neighbours in leafy outer Lexden come on please? TheBrotherhoodOfTheBell
  • Score: -10

10:03am Fri 1 Aug 14

cynicalsubber says...

Well, TheBrotherhood, obviously you know all about guns and wouldn't even shrug at the sound of an air rifle - but the fact is, they can still kill or cause serious injury, and at any sound of nearby gunfire - unless you're walking past a rifle range - the sensible thing to do is make sure you're out of the way. Personally I'd hit the floor, but there's nothing wrong with diving into a cupboard.
Well, TheBrotherhood, obviously you know all about guns and wouldn't even shrug at the sound of an air rifle - but the fact is, they can still kill or cause serious injury, and at any sound of nearby gunfire - unless you're walking past a rifle range - the sensible thing to do is make sure you're out of the way. Personally I'd hit the floor, but there's nothing wrong with diving into a cupboard. cynicalsubber
  • Score: 14

3:15pm Fri 1 Aug 14

rescuetender999 says...

Good to see the Police getting praised for a change. They were not to know it was an airgun but they still went into a potenially dangerous situation. Well done!
Good to see the Police getting praised for a change. They were not to know it was an airgun but they still went into a potenially dangerous situation. Well done! rescuetender999
  • Score: 9

5:15pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Reginald47 says...

I know this is not important in the context of the story, but I do expect our local newspapeer to know where places are - and Dugard Avenie is not and never has been in Stanway.
I know this is not important in the context of the story, but I do expect our local newspapeer to know where places are - and Dugard Avenie is not and never has been in Stanway. Reginald47
  • Score: 5

7:17pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Navajo wife says...

Brotherhood I think youve been hit on the noggin with the bell a few times. Everyone acted appropriately. Its very obvious you have never been in or near,.gunfire. That said I am glad the man was Tazered...after the negativity i got the other day. Just proves some of us.DO know of what we speak.If possible I would much to.prefer to use the Tazer but it's not always possible or safe.Go where theres gunfire sometime. Brotherhood not only would your bell ring, but I bet you would have wet panties, oh sorry I meant pants.
Brotherhood I think youve been hit on the noggin with the bell a few times. Everyone acted appropriately. Its very obvious you have never been in or near,.gunfire. That said I am glad the man was Tazered...after the negativity i got the other day. Just proves some of us.DO know of what we speak.If possible I would much to.prefer to use the Tazer but it's not always possible or safe.Go where theres gunfire sometime. Brotherhood not only would your bell ring, but I bet you would have wet panties, oh sorry I meant pants. Navajo wife
  • Score: -4

10:27am Sun 3 Aug 14

TheBrotherhoodOfTheBell says...

Navajo wife wrote:
Brotherhood I think youve been hit on the noggin with the bell a few times. Everyone acted appropriately. Its very obvious you have never been in or near,.gunfire. That said I am glad the man was Tazered...after the negativity i got the other day. Just proves some of us.DO know of what we speak.If possible I would much to.prefer to use the Tazer but it's not always possible or safe.Go where theres gunfire sometime. Brotherhood not only would your bell ring, but I bet you would have wet panties, oh sorry I meant pants.
I am happy to respond to your comment as above.
1. I am ex military will not say which service but I received a Military Marksman by firing a 7.62 FN SLR at 250 Meters at a 6 foot high target, 100 rounds of which 75 must his the central core the size of a shoebox, the range officer claimed that two of my rounds went through the same whole, something he had never seen before.
2. I had received major thunderflash burns after when of these IED's landed and stuck to my clothing, I know what a BANG! sounds like.
3. You claimed on another post, (The car crash petrol station) that you are or gave the impression that you where in "The Job". You also stated that you were a Lorry Driver. (By the way the petrol station managers relative has come on post and completely supported the criticisms and negated the counter comments you had made):
http://www.gazette-n
ews.co.uk/news/11372
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4. I presume from this that you are a Hobby Bobby or A PCSO (Milky Bar Kid):
5: After the last fiasco of a Police Officer Trolling the internet during the Baker period. I would think that CC Kavanagh would take a dim view of someone on here identifying oneself as a holder of the Warrant?
6. Part of your contract is to be Esoteric in A political terms and on any media application. If you a retired then one would suggest, that Discretion Was A Better Part Of Valour?
(Former lorry driver turns Police Officer G*D Help us).
By the way can I say your spelling and punctuation is worse than mine.
[quote][p][bold]Navajo wife[/bold] wrote: Brotherhood I think youve been hit on the noggin with the bell a few times. Everyone acted appropriately. Its very obvious you have never been in or near,.gunfire. That said I am glad the man was Tazered...after the negativity i got the other day. Just proves some of us.DO know of what we speak.If possible I would much to.prefer to use the Tazer but it's not always possible or safe.Go where theres gunfire sometime. Brotherhood not only would your bell ring, but I bet you would have wet panties, oh sorry I meant pants.[/p][/quote]I am happy to respond to your comment as above. 1. I am ex military will not say which service but I received a Military Marksman by firing a 7.62 FN SLR at 250 Meters at a 6 foot high target, 100 rounds of which 75 must his the central core the size of a shoebox, the range officer claimed that two of my rounds went through the same whole, something he had never seen before. 2. I had received major thunderflash burns after when of these IED's landed and stuck to my clothing, I know what a BANG! sounds like. 3. You claimed on another post, (The car crash petrol station) that you are or gave the impression that you where in "The Job". You also stated that you were a Lorry Driver. (By the way the petrol station managers relative has come on post and completely supported the criticisms and negated the counter comments you had made): http://www.gazette-n ews.co.uk/news/11372 979.Pair_trapped_aft er_car_crashes_into_ petrol_station_shop_ on_the_A12/ 4. I presume from this that you are a Hobby Bobby or A PCSO (Milky Bar Kid): 5: After the last fiasco of a Police Officer Trolling the internet during the Baker period. I would think that CC Kavanagh would take a dim view of someone on here identifying oneself as a holder of the Warrant? 6. Part of your contract is to be Esoteric in A political terms and on any media application. If you a retired then one would suggest, that Discretion Was A Better Part Of Valour? (Former lorry driver turns Police Officer G*D Help us). By the way can I say your spelling and punctuation is worse than mine. TheBrotherhoodOfTheBell
  • Score: 2

7:33pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Suffolkcommuter says...

TheBrotherhoodOfTheB
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wrote:
Navajo wife wrote:
Brotherhood I think youve been hit on the noggin with the bell a few times. Everyone acted appropriately. Its very obvious you have never been in or near,.gunfire. That said I am glad the man was Tazered...after the negativity i got the other day. Just proves some of us.DO know of what we speak.If possible I would much to.prefer to use the Tazer but it's not always possible or safe.Go where theres gunfire sometime. Brotherhood not only would your bell ring, but I bet you would have wet panties, oh sorry I meant pants.
I am happy to respond to your comment as above.
1. I am ex military will not say which service but I received a Military Marksman by firing a 7.62 FN SLR at 250 Meters at a 6 foot high target, 100 rounds of which 75 must his the central core the size of a shoebox, the range officer claimed that two of my rounds went through the same whole, something he had never seen before.
2. I had received major thunderflash burns after when of these IED's landed and stuck to my clothing, I know what a BANG! sounds like.
3. You claimed on another post, (The car crash petrol station) that you are or gave the impression that you where in "The Job". You also stated that you were a Lorry Driver. (By the way the petrol station managers relative has come on post and completely supported the criticisms and negated the counter comments you had made):
http://www.gazette-n

ews.co.uk/news/11372

979.Pair_trapped_aft

er_car_crashes_into_

petrol_station_shop_

on_the_A12/
4. I presume from this that you are a Hobby Bobby or A PCSO (Milky Bar Kid):
5: After the last fiasco of a Police Officer Trolling the internet during the Baker period. I would think that CC Kavanagh would take a dim view of someone on here identifying oneself as a holder of the Warrant?
6. Part of your contract is to be Esoteric in A political terms and on any media application. If you a retired then one would suggest, that Discretion Was A Better Part Of Valour?
(Former lorry driver turns Police Officer G*D Help us).
By the way can I say your spelling and punctuation is worse than mine.
I think you all need to put your handbags away and chill out !
[quote][p][bold]TheBrotherhoodOfTheB ell[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Navajo wife[/bold] wrote: Brotherhood I think youve been hit on the noggin with the bell a few times. Everyone acted appropriately. Its very obvious you have never been in or near,.gunfire. That said I am glad the man was Tazered...after the negativity i got the other day. Just proves some of us.DO know of what we speak.If possible I would much to.prefer to use the Tazer but it's not always possible or safe.Go where theres gunfire sometime. Brotherhood not only would your bell ring, but I bet you would have wet panties, oh sorry I meant pants.[/p][/quote]I am happy to respond to your comment as above. 1. I am ex military will not say which service but I received a Military Marksman by firing a 7.62 FN SLR at 250 Meters at a 6 foot high target, 100 rounds of which 75 must his the central core the size of a shoebox, the range officer claimed that two of my rounds went through the same whole, something he had never seen before. 2. I had received major thunderflash burns after when of these IED's landed and stuck to my clothing, I know what a BANG! sounds like. 3. You claimed on another post, (The car crash petrol station) that you are or gave the impression that you where in "The Job". You also stated that you were a Lorry Driver. (By the way the petrol station managers relative has come on post and completely supported the criticisms and negated the counter comments you had made): http://www.gazette-n ews.co.uk/news/11372 979.Pair_trapped_aft er_car_crashes_into_ petrol_station_shop_ on_the_A12/ 4. I presume from this that you are a Hobby Bobby or A PCSO (Milky Bar Kid): 5: After the last fiasco of a Police Officer Trolling the internet during the Baker period. I would think that CC Kavanagh would take a dim view of someone on here identifying oneself as a holder of the Warrant? 6. Part of your contract is to be Esoteric in A political terms and on any media application. If you a retired then one would suggest, that Discretion Was A Better Part Of Valour? (Former lorry driver turns Police Officer G*D Help us). By the way can I say your spelling and punctuation is worse than mine.[/p][/quote]I think you all need to put your handbags away and chill out ! Suffolkcommuter
  • Score: 1

12:15am Tue 5 Aug 14

Navajo wife says...

Where did I ever say I was a truck driver. For one thing, I live in California and know all about Tazers. Our service weapons are 9mm by the way. Congrats on your marksmanship. I was only so good so was a.trained Sniper.You see, some people don't read comments carefully enough and then get it all wrong.Thank you for your service in the military by the way. Both here and in England our military do not get the thanks they deserve. The police there, do not face the same things we face here. A lot of our guys are murdered when they pull a traffic stop. Think about it, do your officers pull anyone over for.speeding say on Militay Rd. and get stabbed. Yes, you do know about rifles friend but you know nothing about me, the job I used to do or what any of our law enforcement agencies do.And yes, we do carry firfirearms.I will not bore the rest of my fellow posters with saying any more that I would like to tell you. But, as I said, don't get thingsso confused. Just wear a badge for a week sweetheart, TRY doing the job. Best wishes to you anyway.
Where did I ever say I was a truck driver. For one thing, I live in California and know all about Tazers. Our service weapons are 9mm by the way. Congrats on your marksmanship. I was only so good so was a.trained Sniper.You see, some people don't read comments carefully enough and then get it all wrong.Thank you for your service in the military by the way. Both here and in England our military do not get the thanks they deserve. The police there, do not face the same things we face here. A lot of our guys are murdered when they pull a traffic stop. Think about it, do your officers pull anyone over for.speeding say on Militay Rd. and get stabbed. Yes, you do know about rifles friend but you know nothing about me, the job I used to do or what any of our law enforcement agencies do.And yes, we do carry firfirearms.I will not bore the rest of my fellow posters with saying any more that I would like to tell you. But, as I said, don't get thingsso confused. Just wear a badge for a week sweetheart, TRY doing the job. Best wishes to you anyway. Navajo wife
  • Score: 0

8:54pm Tue 5 Aug 14

TheBrotherhoodOfTheBell says...

Hi there old Space Cowboy!
Below is the quote i part of what you quoted On The Car Crashes Into Petrol Station Article:---------
(The same.thing once happened to one of.our officers. Unfortunately he lost his life. We never know what to expect on the road. Several years ago I had an idiot turn a red light, but I knew how to drive in a skid. Even though my truck rolled three times I came out of it without a scratch).
You used the words TRUCK so I thought you were a truck driver. I did not realise you were from across the pond?
Using the name Navajo Wife I should have guessed it. I could not see a British Police officer calling himself that.
By the way our Police Officers are a little more discreet and generally do not placate themselves on these sites.
Our lads have just as much risk as your boys now, don't be so unsure about that.
And by the way while your taking the juice out of us, just take a note that I have lost so many mates on the job over the years.
We no longer get an easy ride over here.
And its hardly H.E.A.T. with Bob De Niro over there, every day of the week.
We know all the B*llShine Hollywood pumps out?
Yeh sure, best wishes to you old partner.
http://www.gazette-n
ews.co.uk/news/11372
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Hi there old Space Cowboy! Below is the quote i part of what you quoted On The Car Crashes Into Petrol Station Article:--------- (The same.thing once happened to one of.our officers. Unfortunately he lost his life. We never know what to expect on the road. Several years ago I had an idiot turn a red light, but I knew how to drive in a skid. Even though my truck rolled three times I came out of it without a scratch). You used the words TRUCK so I thought you were a truck driver. I did not realise you were from across the pond? Using the name Navajo Wife I should have guessed it. I could not see a British Police officer calling himself that. By the way our Police Officers are a little more discreet and generally do not placate themselves on these sites. Our lads have just as much risk as your boys now, don't be so unsure about that. And by the way while your taking the juice out of us, just take a note that I have lost so many mates on the job over the years. We no longer get an easy ride over here. And its hardly H.E.A.T. with Bob De Niro over there, every day of the week. We know all the B*llShine Hollywood pumps out? Yeh sure, best wishes to you old partner. http://www.gazette-n ews.co.uk/news/11372 979.Pair_trapped_aft er_car_crashes_into_ petrol_station_shop_ on_the_A12/ TheBrotherhoodOfTheBell
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