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Teen 'Nearly Shot By Police' After Brandishing Toy Gun - UK

This is the moment a teenager with a toy gun was seconds away from being shot by armed police officers.

The striking CCTV footage shows the un-named man being confronted by cops called to reports that someone was walking down the street flashing what was thought to be a real gun at the public. But as the police approached, the man pulled the ‘weapon’ from his jacket to throw to the ground – and armed officers drew their pistols.“One later said how he began squeezing the trigger and was literally just a couple of millimeters from taking a shot,” said police firearms trainer Rob Pedley.“This lad came close to being killed and all because he fooling around with a toy gun and trying to worry people.”

It was only after the incident – at the junction of Newman Road and High Street, in Erdington, at 7.50pm on July 29, 2007 – had ended that police realized the gun was a toy

Added: Feb-24-2012 
By: jbpnw
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Tags: teen, toy gun, nearly shot, stupid, cctv, surveillance camera, uk
Location: Erdington, England, United Kingdom (UK/GB) (load item map)
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