The Bermuda Police Service can now confirm that the item recovered last night following a brief police pursuit in the Marsh Lane, Devonshire area was actually an imitation firearm.

In an update issued this afternoon, a police spokesman said: “Officers immediately conducted an extensive search of the surrounding area for the male suspect. However he was not located – but the motorcycle involved has been impounded.

Inquiries continue and any witnesses, residents or motorists that saw any suspicious activity in the Middle Road, Marsh Lane Devonshire area approximately 9:45pm Thursday, April 19th are asked to call the main police telephone number 295-0011 or the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers hotline 800-8477 at the earliest opportunity.”