DETECTIVES are investigating reports of an armed man on the streets of east Belfast on Thursday morning.
It is claimed the man was dressed in camouflage clothing and carrying what may have been a shotgun near the Manse Road and Upper Braniel Road.
Reports to police suggested that he was walking in the direction of the Ballygowan Road around 9 am.
A PSNI spokeswoman said: “Police are investigating reports of a man acting suspiciously in the Upper Braniel Road/Manse Road area of east Belfast.
“Police would appeal to this male or anyone who may have seen him to contact police at Castlereagh immediately on 0845 600 8000.”