Man arrested in Fife as armed police respond to reports of person with firearm

A man has been arrested and charged following reports of a person with a firearm in Fife on Monday.

A large number of officers in Kirkcaldy spent over an hour on Dallas Drive and the surrounding streets between 9pm and 10pm.

A dog handling unit accompanied the armed officers on the scene.

Police said today the man had been charged with a breach of the peace and no firearm was recovered.

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Police in Kirkcaldy on Monday.

One witness said: “We heard a bit of commotion outside and then all of a sudden there were loads of armed police surrounding the area.

“We were unsure exactly what was going on but the officers were here for around an hour before they left.”

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “We received a report of a man believed to be in possession of a firearm on Dallas Drive, Kirkcaldy, around 8.10pm on Monday April 5.

“Armed officers attended and the man was traced in the Brodrick Road area. No firearm was recovered following a search.

“A 27-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with a breach of the peace.

“A report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.”

Kirkcaldy – The Courier