Coleraine: police stand off ends with arrest

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

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.

“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”.