Pippa Middleton's friend points gun at paparazzi

Photographer said to be "considering his options" after the incident in Paris.

Pippa Middleton.
Pippa Middleton, pictured here at the Wimbledon tennis tournament in 2011, has become one of the most photographed women in the world. Photograph: Getty Images

A photographer was last night said to be “considering his options” over whether to make a formal complaint to police after a friend of Pippa Middleton appeared to point a gun at him.

Middleton was pictured with three male friends in an Audi convertible in Paris yesterday when one of the men pointed what appeared to be a semi-automatic gun down his lens.

A report in the Sun said it was not known whether the gun was real but claimed Middleton could face a “grilling” from French police following a series of gun massacres across the country.

The paper has obtained several photos of the man pointing the gun at the photographer credited to Xposure Photos.

A source told the paper: “If the evidence points to her involvement, she will be prosecuted. Anybody involved in the illegal use of a handgun in public is liable to arrest and interrogation.”

It reported that the French photographer was “considering his options” over making a formal police complaint.

According to reports, if the gun turns out to be real all those involved in the incident face up to seven years in prison and even if the weapon is fake they could be sentenced to two years.

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