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Woman driver refuses to get out of car after man 'threatens her with concealed weapon'

Great Victoria Street, Belfast city centre. Credit: Google
Great Victoria Street, Belfast city centre. Credit: Google

A woman refused to get out of her car after a would-be hijacker allegedly threatened her with a concealed weapon in Belfast city centre.

The incident happened at around 10.30pm on Thursday.

A man got into the passenger seat of a parked grey Hyundai car on Great Victoria Street and threatened the female driver with a concealed weapon.

Police say the driver opened her door and called out to passers-by for assistance before the man got out of the car and made off on foot.

A suspect was arrested a short time later at Amelia Street on suspicion of attempted hijacking, possession of an offensive weapon and threats to kill.

He remains in police custody.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact officers at Musgrave on 101 quoting reference number 2299 27/06/19.

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