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Facebook gun picture sparks armed police drama in Clifton Moor
ARMED police were called to a house in York after pictures were posted on a social networking site of a man posing with weapons.
Officers from North Yorkshire Police were sent to the property, in Boothwood Road near Clifton Moor, after they were made aware of pictures posted on Facebook of a 32-year-old man holding a baseball bat and what appeared to be a pistol.
Following information provided by a member of the public, armed officers were sent to the house at about 5am today.
A police spokesman said the man was arrested and de-arrested at the scene, and confirmed the weapon was a pellet gun, not an active firearm, and had been confiscated by police.