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Man arrested after car attacked and driver threatened with gun in Co Antrim traffic incident

A man has been arrested after a car was attacked and the driver threatened with a gun in a traffic incident on Co Antrim on Friday.

Police appealed for information after the incident on the Ballydonaghy Road/Poplar Road junction in Crumlin.

A 50 year old man was arrested on Saturday on suspicion of possession of a firearm or imitation firearm with intent to caused fear or violence, possession of an offensive weapon and criminal damage.

He has been released on police bail pending further enquiries. A number of items were also seized during a search of a property in the Newtownabbey area on Saturday.

Sometime between 5:30pm and 6pm, police received a report that two men on a red Triumph road race motorcycle pulled up beside a black Ranger Rover as it slowed down at the junction.

A passenger of the motorcycle got off the bike and struck the vehicle’s windscreen with a metal chain which caused damage to the windscreen.

The passenger of the motorcycle verbally abused the driver of the vehicle and attempted to strike the windscreen again.

At this time, the driver of the motorcycle is believed to have pointed what is believed to be a suspected firearm at the driver of the vehicle. The motorcycle with the two men is alleged to have made off towards the direction of the Crumlin area following the incident.

"Enquiries are continuing and we are appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident to contact detectives in Antrim on 101, quoting reference number 1015 16/11/18," Detective Sergeant Lyttle said.

"Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”

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