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Man arrested over Newtownabbey machete attack

A man has been arrested after an incident at a shop in Newtownabbey on Wednesday.

Police received a report after 4.50pm that a man carrying a machete had entered a shop on the Mill Road area of the town.

Specially trained firearms officers responded and a Taser stun gun was deployed by an officer to prevent further harm to the person and members of the public.

Sergeant Adrian Keon said: "A 32 year old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon and assault on police and was taken to hospital for assessment.

“We would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident and has any information that could help with our investigation.

“Please phone police on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 1018 of 27/9/17," Sergeant Keon added.

“Alternatively, information can also be given anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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