Armed police have been called to Newington this evening (May 23) to a report of a man with a firearm.
Officers are in the Kimberley Road/St John’s Avenue area. A man has been arrested on suspicion of a firearm offence and a property is being searched.
Witnesses report five men being escorted by officers out of a flat, with one arrest, and a number of police vehicles parked in Kimberley Road.
The incident comes just two weeks after armed officers were called to Auckland Avenue, later extended to Pegwell, following reports of an armed man.
A Kent Police spokesman said: “Kent Police was called at 4.12pm to a report that a person had been seen possibly carrying a weapon in St John’s Avenue, Ramsgate.
“Armed officers attended and arrested a man on suspicion of a firearms offence. No weapon has been recovered at this stage and a search of a property is ongoing.”