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Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

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Heavily armed police make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Heavily armed police make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

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Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

A man has been arrested by police after two women were held at knifepoint in an attempted armed robbery in Belfast.

Two women, aged in their 30s, were threatened at knifepoint close to their house in the New Barnsley area at around 2am on Wednesday.

Armed officers were tasked to the scene and the suspect was located in a nearby property.

Constable McMullan said: “He was subsequently arrested on suspicion of a number of offences including attempted robbery, common assault and possessing a blade in a public place.

“He is currently in custody helping police with their enquiries.”

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Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Heavily armed police make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Heavily armed police make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

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Heavily armed police units make an arrest at a house in the Moyard area of west Belfast at 2am during an incident on September 27th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

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