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Airsoft gun leads to major police operation in southern Sweden

File photo of an Airsoft gun. Photo: Eric Risberg/AP

Published: 10.Jul.2018 08:55 hrs

A Malmö resident sparked a police operation after neighbours spotted someone shooting a gun from a balcony – only for officers to discover it was an Airsoft gun.

Several police patrols and heavily armed regional units were called out to the property in the Kirseberg suburb when reports of a weapon being fired came in.

"When we checked the apartment and the people inside it, it proved to be an Airsoft gun," Maya Forstenius from Malmö police told news agency TT.

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