Coleraine: police stand off ends with arrest

A 43-year-old man suspected of carrying an offensive weapon has been arrested after armed police surrounded a house in Coleraine.

Tuesday, 16th August 2016, 6:28 pm
Updated Tuesday, 16th August 2016, 7:50 pm

Chief Inspector Ian Magee said: “Following an incident at a house in the Mountsandel area of Coleraine Police have arrested a 43 year old man on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon with intent to commit an indictable offence and assault on Police.

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“He is currently in police custody.

“I would like to thank the local community for their patience and support during this incident.”

An hour before the arrest, at 5.10pm, police put out a statement thanking the local community for “their patience and continued support during this incident”.