SHOCKED shoppers watched as armed police swooped to arrest two women in a Brighouse supermarket car park.
Liversedge man Barry Sutcliffe was among startled shoppers who saw the drama unfold at about 3.25pm yesterday in the busy Tesco car park.
He said: "My wife and I had just been through the checkout when we saw six police cars come screaming into the car park.
"There was a police dog unit and officers armed with rifles jumped out."
He said police ordered two women to get out of a black saloon car.
One woman was blonde and in her early 40s. The other was of Far Eastern appearance.
Mr Sutcliffe said both women were frisked before being driven off and their car was then searched.
Police confirmed the two women were seen in a Fiat Punto on the M62 heading towards Huddersfield and an off-duty policeman spotted one of the women waving a gun around.
Police followed them to the border with West Yorkshire and then officers from the county took over.
The car left the motorway at junction 25 at Clifton and stopped at the Tesco supermarket car park.
Armed police then swooped and arrested the women in front of amazed shoppers.
They were detained on suspicion of possessing an imitation firearm.
Both were taken to Halifax police station where they were held overnight for questioning.