Man armed with toy gun sparks security alert in Armagh


A 23-year-old man has been arrested after a road was closed following reports that an armed man had pulled a gun.

Police said the suspect was detained on suspicion of disorderly behaviour and obstruction of a highway after the incident on the Portadown Road in Armagh on Wednesday afternoon.

Officers received reports of a man walking in the road who appeared to pull out a suspected firearm.

Police closed the road to traffic and a toy gun was found in follow-up searches of undergrowth.