Police detain suspect after pub fight sparks gun fears
Police detain suspect after pub fight sparks gun fears Jonno Colfs

'Get the gun from the car' sends pub into lockdown

UPDATE: Allegations of a man threatening to use a gun to settle a pub dispute had Warwick police on high alert last night.

The incident happened in the vicinity of the Criterion Hotel in Palmerin St just after 7pm.

Police were on the scene quickly and after a short struggle, a small group of people were detained.

Warwick police officer-in-charge Jamie Deacon said this morning there was an allegation there was a firearm but on police arrival there was nothing to substantiate that allegation.

"Two men were arrested, one has been charged with affray and the other is charged with obstructing police," he said.

"Both have been bailed to appear in court and our enquiries are continuing."

 

EARLIER: Warwick's Criterion Hotel was sent into lockdown on Wednesday night after fears a man was retrieving a gun to settle a fight.

Early reports suggest two groups of people where drinking separately at the Criterion Hotel when a fight started. 

One person was reportedly heard to say, 'Get the gun from the car'.

The men were believed to have then fled towards Leslie Park, where they were a short time later located by police and detained.

One man was taken into custody for allegedly obstructing police and three other people detained for questioning.

Police are searching for any sign of a weapon..


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