Armed police rushed to Haverhill last Thursday (February 7) after a woman told police she had seen her ex-boyfriend holding a gun in his pocket.
The incident happened when she saw him at the Jet garage in Manor Road at 8.15pm.
A local police sergeant came across the 27 year old Haverhill man and arrested him before armed police arrived.
A BB gun was later found during a search of his mother’s house, and he was cautioned by police.
Insp Peter Ferrie said: “This shows the huge risks you can run by carrying an imitation firearm in a public place.
“We treat any firearms incident extremely seriously.”
For all the latest news see today’s (Thursday, February 14) Echo.