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Man arrested over exploding aerosol in Belfast city centre

Police have arrested a 47-year-old man over an explosion in Belfast city centre, caused by an ignited aerosol.

A security alert was triggered in the Chichester Street/Victoria Street area in the early hours of Tuesday after a man dressed all in black was seen setting something alight.

Army bomb disposal experts were called in and the streets were sealed off as they examined the suspicious object, amid fears it was a partially detonated bomb.

It was declared as a holdall containing an exploded aerosol can. No damage was caused by the explosion.

Detectives arrested a man on Wednesday on suspicion of a criminal damage related offence.

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