Man triggers scare with ‘air gun’

A man armed with a weapon resembling an air gun near Valanadu caused a scare on Wednesday.

The man in his late thirties was found walking with a gun at Lanjamedu near Valanadu at around 11.30 a.m. He had come in a car to the location purportedly to hunt birds.

The police, who conducted inquiries using the photograph of the nearly six-feet tall man that was shared with them by a local resident, learnt that he had fired a shot while hunting for birds before crossing the highway and leaving the location.

The police examined the photograph and said that the weapons resembled an air gun used for hunting birds.

An inquiry was on to trace the whereabouts of the man and the weapon he had in his possession, the police said.

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