A 29 year old man has been arrested and a number of weapons seized following an incident in Killinchy overnight.
Inspector Mark Stewart said: “At around 1.30am we received a report that a male carrying what was described as a firearm had been spotted in the area of New Line Crescent.
Local officers, supported by Armed Response colleagues, responded and detained a male matching the description. A number of knives and a handgun, believed to be a blank firing pistol, were subsequently seized.
The arrested male remains in custody this morning assisting us with our enquiries.”
The Police Service of Northern Ireland is appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with any information that will assist the investigation to contact us on the non-emergency number 101. Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.