DETECTIVES are questioning two teenagers over an attempted to hijack a taxi with a machete in west Belfast.
A 16-year-old youth and an 18-year-old man were arrested over the incident which happened in the Cutts area of Dunmurry on Sunday morning.
Inspector Jim McGrillen said the taxi driver picked up two passengers in Divis Street, west Belfast around 4.45 am.
He said one of them had a machete and an attempt was made to force the taxi driver from his vehicle.
The officer said two teenagers were arrested a short distance away on suspicion of attempted hijacking.
“The machete has been recovered by police and has been seized for examination,” he added.
Both suspects remain in custody.