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Police apologise for mistaken sound of gunshots

Police Headquarters in Prospect, Devonshire (File photograph)

Police apologised tonight after a training exercise was mistaken for a gun attack.

A spokeswoman said that the Bermuda Police Service were “aware of a message circulating on social media suggesting that there was a ʽshoot-out’ in the city area”.

She added: “We would like to inform the public that there is no truth to this rumour.

“However, between 8pm and 8.30pm this evening, members of the Bermuda Police Service were conducting a training exercise in the Prospect police headquarters area.

“This exercise would have involved a number of loud bangs, which may have been heard by people in the area.

“We wish to apologise for any distress that this may have caused.”

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Published November 25, 2020 at 11:51 pm (Updated November 25, 2020 at 11:49 pm)

Police apologise for mistaken sound of gunshots

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