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Armed police raid two homes after male seen 'brandishing handgun'

A MAN has been charged to appear in court after armed police raided two properties in Randalstown.

The 40-year-old is accused of being in possession of a firearm or an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear or violence.

Firearms officers from the Armed Response Unit were deployed to the Drummaul Park area of the town in response to threats made by a male ‘brandishing what was believed to have been a handgun’.

A police spokesman said: “Two homes were entered in order to locate and arrest the male.

“During this operation an imitation handgun, two crossbows and a selection of knives were discovered and one male arrested to be reported.”

He is due to appear at Antrim Magistrate’s Court on Monday, December 10.

As is normal procedure, all charges will be reviewed by the PPS.

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