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Chatham balcony shooter charged with firearms offence

Police have charged a suspect with a firearms offence after a man was seen firing weapons from a balcony in Chatham, Kent.

Michael Alunomoh, 33, will appear before Medway Magistrates’ Court later today. He has been charged with possession of imitation firearms with intent to cause fear of violence.

Armed officers and police helicopters swarmed the area near Dockside shopping centre on Wednesday morning after witnesses spotted the man on a balcony.

Videos on social media showed the incident unfold.

Six imitation firearms were seized at the scene.

A Kent Police spokesman said: ‘Patrols, including armed officers, attended the scene after members of the public reported seeing a man on a balcony with weapons.

‘The police helicopter was also deployed and 33-year-old Michael Alunomoh was arrested.

‘Officers also seized six imitation firearms’.

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