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02nd Jun 2019

Man armed with samurai sword arrested following attack in Belfast

Rudi Kinsella

strabane police

Two men remain in custody following the attack.

Police in Belfast have arrested two males following an altercation in the Glynn Road area of Larne this afternoon on Sunday 2 June.

Shortly after 12.20pm, police received a report that a man armed with a sword was assaulting another man on Glynn Road.

A 38-year-old male sustained a number of minor injuries to his body as a result of the assault.

The suspect then took off in a black car before the arrival of police.

A car matching the description was stopped by police in east Belfast some time later and a 32-year-old male was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage, common assault, theft and possession of an offensive weapon with intent to commit an indictable offence.

A samurai sword was recovered from the car, and a 27-year-old male who was driving the car was arrested on suspicion of driving when unfit through drink or drugs.

Both males remain in police custody at this time.

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