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'Foaming at mouth' man arrested at Belfast McDonalds

By Allan Preston

Members of the public were left stunned as police arrested a man for "disorderly behaviour" outside an east Belfast McDonald's fast food restaurant yesterday afternoon.

One eyewitness said officers chased the man - who appeared to be foaming at the mouth - past the Connswater drive-through and shouted at him to stop. The suspect was then questioned outside the restaurant for around 10 minutes.

PUP councillor John Kyle said he believed the arrest had been part of a planned operation.

"It has been alarming for residents, but we support the police in their activity to combat organised crime, if that what was behind it," he said.

"It can be unsettling to see something like this, but we are glad the police are active in the area."

The PSNI said: "Following a report of a man in distress, a 25-year-old man was arrested for disorderly behaviour at the Connswater area of east Belfast.

"He is currently assisting police with their enquiries."

McDonald's declined to comment on the incident outside the restaurant yesterday.

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