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Armed police were called to the ground of football team Queen's Park Rangers after a club director reportedly had a gun put to his head.

Eleven men were arrested in or near the Loftus Road stadium, west London, after director Gianni Paladini was allegedly threatened during Saturday's game.


The incident happened near the club's boardroom at about 1500 BST (1400 GMT).


Officers arrested the men following reports that a group had threatened to kill a man and a woman, police said.




A Metropolitan Police spokeswoman said: "We can confirm that Hammersmith police have launched an investigation following an incident at QPR football ground.


"At approximately 1500 police were called to reports that a number of men had threatened a man and a woman with threats to kill and then left the premises."


Armed officers had been deployed and a total of 11 men were arrested.


"Some were arrested inside the ground and some were arrested outside," she added. "Our inquiries continue."


Mr Paladini was later taken to Hammersmith Police Station.


Business portfolio


QPR won their game against their Championship rivals Sheffield United, 2-1.


Former football agent Mr Paladini bought his stake in the club in May 2004.


He lives in London with his English wife Olga and his business portfolio includes several nightclubs.


Source - BBC.co.uk

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