The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) moved to set the record straight on “a message circulating on social media suggesting that there was a ‘shootout’ in the city area”, saying “there is no truth to this rumour”.

However, between 8pm and 8:30pm on Wednesday evening, members of the BPS 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,” a spokeswoman said.
“We wish to apologise for any distress that this may have caused.”