Video of man nearly shot by police shown in UK schools

Officers' encounter with a man whose weapon was thought to be real used in presentation to discourage gun crime, gangs


By Mark Cowan
Birmingham Evening Mail

BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom — This is the moment a teenager with a toy gun was seconds away from being shot by armed police officers.

The striking CCTV footage shows the un-named man being confronted by cops called to reports that someone was walking down the street flashing what was thought to be a real weapon.

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