POLICE have arrested a 26-year-old man after threatening staff at Bradford Royal Infirmary with what appeared to be a gun.

West Yorkshire Police were called to reports of a man with a firearm outside the hospital at 1.40pm.

The force "quickly" arrested the man at the scene while an imitation firearm was recovered nearby.

No one was injured, a spokesperson confirmed.

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The statement in full

West Yorkshire Police said: "Police were called at 1.40pm to reports of a man with a firearm at Bradford Royal Infirmary making threats towards members of staff.

"Armed officers attended, the incident was quickly brought to conclusion, and no one was injured during the incident.

"A 26-year-old male has been arrested on suspicion of possession of an imitation firearm and the imitation firearm has been recovered at the scene by officers."