BRADFORD Royal Infirmary's chief has shed light on the moment a man demanding an X-ray brandished what appeared to be a gun in the Accident & Emergency Department.

Staff made the call to emergency services at around 1.40pm on Saturday as the man requested an X-ray from the AED department, whilst holding the 'firearm'.

Speaking to the Telegraph & Argus, Prof Mel Pickup said: "Staff called the police who attended and the person was taken into custody.

"The person did not directly threaten any member of staff or other person. No one was injured and all staff opted to remain on duty and finish their shifts. 

"We are offering help and support to the staff involved and would like to thank the Police for their swift response."

Once the call came in, armed officers attended and the incident was "quickly brought to conclusion".

An imitation firearm was recovered nearby.

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