ESSEX Police officers attended at an incident in Grays on Friday night.
Firearms officers from Essex Police Firearm Support Unit (FSU) supported by Essex Dog Section attended near to Grays Railway Station at just after 8pm.
The FSU reported that a male was seen in possession of a rifle.
An FSU officer said: “Fortunately the male was just shooting vermin. However, from a distance would you be sure this was just an air rifle? Suitable advice given”.