Editions:  Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland

Police raid on gang clubhouse reveals toy gun

Share this article

Police raid on gang clubhouse reveals toy gun
Photo: Pierre Amerlynck
17:49 CET+01:00
A swarm of at least eight police cars descended on a Bandidos clubhouse near Borås in western Sweden on suspicions that members of the gang had run afoul of Swedish weapons laws.

Unmarked police cars blocked off an area extending from the facility's exit all the way to a major road, and at least seven other cars raced toward the cabin which has served as a gang clubhouse for about a year.

Dogs searched the house and ultimately police emerged with what they thought was a rifle.

Upon closer inspection, however, it turned out that police had uncovered a toy gun in a closet.

Two people were taken in for questioning, but released shortly thereafter when police realized they had not found an actual weapon.

“No other weapon was found,” said district prosecutor Ove Svensson, to the Borås Tidning newspaper.

Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

From our sponsors

‘No other place in Europe has such as high density of talent'

London has always had a certain allure that pulls in entrepreneurs from near and far. As one of the world's most connected cities, a top financial centre and a multicultural melting pot, countless professionals from Europe and beyond are drawn to London like moths to a flame.