A man armed with a rifle shot by armed police using a non-lethal baton round after reports that he was pointing a rifle at children at a school.
A man was seen leaning against a wall close to Rawlins Academy in the village of Quorn, Leicestershire.
Leicestershire Police were armed along with dogs and they tackled him with a baton round then police apprehended him.
A resident told Leicestershire Live, “There was some shouting in the street and I looked out. ‘There was a man with his top off carrying what looked to be a rifle, I have no idea if it was an air rifle or a real gun.
“He was aiming it at people and shouting threats. At one point the bloke was aiming the rifle at the Co-op store, but staff managed to lock the doors to protect customers.”
Paramedics said the gunman only suffered bruising to his arm.
The suspect who is 50, was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.