Armed police officers swooped to arrest a man allegedly carrying a gun at a busy junction in Great Barr .
The drama unfolded on Wednesday (May 16) afternoon with eyewitnesses describing the huge police presence outside the Scott Arms pub on Newton Road.
Ed Bonehill, who works at Next Vapour along the row of shops, told us: "There was about seven unmarked police cars with armed officers in and four marked cars. © Provided by Trinity Mirror PlcCredits: Google
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"They all surrounded this Nissan and dragged two people out. It happened outside my shop and the Scott Arms pub. It was pretty dramatic, yeah."
West Midlands Police confirmed the arrest, which took place at around 2pm.
A spokesman said: "Jack Griffin, aged 20, of Sheriff Drive, Dudley, was charged with possession of a firearm, possession of a bladed article, driving a vehicle otherwise in accordance with a licence and using a motor vehicle on a public place without insurance.
"He was due to appear before Dudley Magistrates' Court today (May 17)."
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Griffin has since been remanded in custody to appear at Wolverhampton Crown Court on June 14.