Detectives in west Belfast are appealing for information following reports of a man seen brandishing a suspected firearm in the Falls Road area this morning, Saturday 18th May.

Detective Sergeant Magee said: “At approximately 8.15am, it was reported that a man had been seen with what was believed to have been a handgun in the vicinity of the Cullingtree Road.

“Officers attended and approached the man and seized two imitation firearms from his possession.

“The man, aged in his 50s, was subsequently arrested on suspicion of firearms offences. He remains in police custody at this time.

“I am appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the man in the area this morning or to anyone with CCTV, dash–cam or other footage that may assist with enquiries to contact police on 101 quoting reference 358 of 18/05/24."

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