REPLICA GUNS FOUND IN BELFAST CITY CENTRE BUILDING RAID

The social housing building in Donegall Street where police recovered three replilca firearms

The social housing building in Donegall Street where police recovered three replilca firearms

DETECTIVES are hunting a suspect after three replica guns were found after an armed man was reported in a city centre building.

Police sealed off the area of Donegall Street in Belfast after a man was reported pointing a suspected firearm from a window of a building in the area.

There was a heavy police presence at the scene facing St Anne’s Cathedral.

Officers from a PSNI Armed Response Unit were tasked to the scene following a report to police.

ARU officers entered the building and searched a room where they found three suspected replica firearms from a room.

“An investigation is now underway to identifty and apprehend anyone involved,” a PSNI spokesperson said.

Donegall Street, which was cordoned off during the security alert, has now reopened.

 

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