An ‘armed man’ arrested at the University of Buckingham today has turned out to be a student going to a James Bond fancy dress party
Armed police swooped on the Chandos Road Building this morning at 11.15am, after reports that a man been seen with a firearm or an imitation firearm.
But despite some alarm among local residents, university bosses have revealed the harmless - if surreal - explanation.
A university spokesman said: “A student was arrested for possession of an imitation firearm.
“There is a university-organised James Bond party tonight.”
Thames Valley Police spokesman seeked to reassure residents following the incident.
They said: “We were called to an incident and responded in a swift but proportionate manner.”