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Man arrested after he enters Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast 'armed with a gun'

A 26-year-old man has been arrested after he entered the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast allegedly armed with a gun.

It is suggested the man asked a receptionist for help and then walked in to the toilets in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

A source said the man did not threaten staff.

Inspector Paul Noble said: "Police arrested a 26 year old man in the early hours of this morning, Wednesday, 18 March at a hospital on the Grosvenor Road, Belfast on suspicion of possession of a firearm in suspicious circumstances.

"He is currently in police custody."

A Belfast Hospital Trust spokeswoman said: "We can confirm that our security staff and the PSNI responded to an incident in the waiting area of the Emergency Department last night.  A person was taken into custody and a firearm was recovered."

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