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Security boosted after armed man arrested at Phoenix Comicon

Police are adding extra security at the Phoenix Comicon following the arrest of a man armed with guns and ammunition who allegedly posted online threats against officers.

The 30-year-old man was in possession of three handguns, a shotgun, a knife, ammunition, and a variety of other hand-held weapons along with wearing body armour, police said.

He was taken into custody without incident after a brief struggle with police at the Phoenix Convention Centre.

Officers working at the venue were alerted to a suspicious man making threats against police on social media, with the postings including photos of officers working at the event.

Prop weapons carried into the four-day event are supposed to be inspected by security staff, but police said the man's weapons were not checked.

The entertainment and comic convention began on Thursday.


From Belfast Telegraph