Belfast Telegraph

Man charged over Newtownabbey machete attack

A man is due in court after an incident at a shop in Newtownabbey on Wednesday.

The 32-year-old man has been charged with possessing an offensive weapon in a public place and assault on police.

It comes after 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.

The man is expected to appear before Belfast Magistrates’ Court on Friday morning.

As is normal procedure all charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.

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