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Police deploy taser on man who carried machete into Antrim shop

The incident happened shortly before 5pm on Wednesday.

Mill Road in Newtownabbey, Antrim.
Mill Road in Newtownabbey, Antrim.

POLICE IN THE North have appealed for information after they tasered a man who had entered a shop with a machete.

The incident happened on the Mill Road in Newtownabbey, Antrim, yesterday evening.

Sergeant Adrian Keon said that the PSNI received a report shortly before 5pm that a man, carrying a machete, had entered a shop in the area.

He said that specially trained firearms officers responded and a Taser stun gun was shot to detain the man.

“A 32 year old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon and assault on police and was taken to hospital for assessment.

“We would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident and has any information that could help with our investigation.

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“Information can also be given anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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