Original article from Kent Live
A man has been arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm in Margate.
Police were called to a disturbance on Northdown Road in Thanet shortly before 11pm on Tuesday (June 29).
Kent Police say a 69-year-old man was tasered after failing to comply with officers’ requests.
He was taken into a hospital as a precaution before moving into custody.
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Three firearms, suspected to be a blank firing pistol and two air weapons, were later seized at an address along with a quantity of cannabis plants.
Officers are still at the scene as investigations continue.
A statement from Kent Police said: “Officers attended the scene where a man was arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm. Due to a failure to comply with officers' requests, a taser was discharged prior to the arrest.
“The suspect, a 69-year-old man from Margate, was taken to hospital as a precaution and then taken into custody.
“Three firearms, suspected to be a blank firing pistol and two air weapons, were later seized at an address along with a quantity of cannabis plants.
“Officers remain at the scene as part of their enquiries into the disturbance.