Suspect arrested as 'armed man' stops cars

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By David Hunter

A man has been arrested on suspicion of trying to stop cars in Downpatrick whilst armed with a gun. 

Drivers reported the incident on the Comber Road in Killinchy shortly after 6pm on Wednesday night. 

Firearms officers detained a 27 year old suspect in the New Line Crescent area.

A deactivated rifle and a number of other items were recovered near by.

The suspect remains in custody. 

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