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Arrest made after reports of man carrying gun in broad daylight

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A man has been arrested following reports he was seen carrying a gun in Lurgan earlier today (Friday).

Police have this evening confirmed they arrested a 27-year-old man.

A PSNI spokesperson said: “We received a report of a man armed with a firearm in the Portadown Road area of Lurgan  at around 3.50pm this afternoon.

“Officers arrested a 27-year-old man on suspicion of possession of a firearm or imitation firearm in suspicious circumstances and two counts of possession of Class C controlled drugs.

“An imitation firearm was recovered along with a quantity of suspected Class C drugs.

“The man is currently in police custody assisting officers with their inquiries.”

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