'It was a bit scary': armed police called to Corby after 'gunman' spotted
Police are appealing for witnesses
Residents in an area of Corby were told to go back into their homes yesterday after reports of a 'gunman' in the area.
Officers were called to Cottingham Road just before 2pm after people spotted a man was with what was believed to be a firearm, with claims he was firing the weapon at cars.
A nearby resident who did not want to be named said they saw two police officers with guns walking down Cottingham Road, past the BP garage.
They said: "They told us to back into our houses.
"It was a bit scary because we're not used to seeing guns in the street."
A police spokesman said they deployed officers but did not find anyone.
The spokesman said: "Enquiries continue to be progressed this morning.
"Anyone with information or anyone who witnessed it should contact us."
Anyone with information should call police on 101.