Andy Murray, the championship winning British tennis player, was involved in a gun scare in north London on Wednesday night. Armed police rushed at two men who appeared to be brandishing guns at Murray.
The Murray gun scare occurred when the tennis star was in a car with his agent. Two men apparently got out of another car and knocked on Murray’s window to try to get him to sign a tennis racquet.
Murray and his agent quickly sped off, thinking that the excited fans were holding a gun. A member of the public who saw the incident also thought a gun had been involved and immediately contacted the police.
The car’s registration was given to police and four men were arrested. It turned out that one of the men arrested, Ifran Ahmed, was an autograph hunter who follows stars around the country as a sort of hobby.
A friend of Ahmed, named Iffy, spoke to The Sun newspaper in Britain about the Murray gun scare. He said about Ahmed: “He’s very pushy, but he’s certainly no gangster. He and three friends had driven to London to get Andy Murray to autograph a racquet.”
A spokesman from Scotland Yard said: “Their Mercedes got stopped as they were going home. All four were arrested and put in cells.”
The four men, aged, 21, 26, 27 and 31 were detained on suspicion of possessing a firearm, which is illegal in Britain.
The spokesman continued: “A search of the car was conducted and no trace of a firearm was found.”
It remains to be seen what action, if any, will be taken by the police and indeed by Andy Murray himself, for the aggressive behavior of the excited autograph hunter.
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