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Northern Ireland man arrested on suspicion of attempting to stop cars while armed

A man has been arrested in Northern Ireland on suspicion of attempting to stop cars while armed in Co Down.

Detectives in Downpatrick are appealing witnesses following the incident in Killinchy on Wednesday night.

Shortly after 6pm police received a number of reports that a man, carrying a suspected firearm, was attempting to stop cars on the Comber Road.

Specially trained firearms officers responded and a 27-year-old man was arrested in the New Line Crescent area on suspicion of a number of firearms offences.

A search of the area was conducted and a deactivated rifle and a number of other items were recovered. The suspect remains in police custody at this time.

Detective Sergeant David Cameron is appealing for anyone who was travelling on the Comber Road yesterday evening and who witnessed this man or anyone who has any information that can assist with the investigation to contact detectives in Downpatrick on 101 quoting reference number 1091 of 03/05/17.

Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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