Attempted hijacking in Ballymena sees police arrest one man

A man has been arrested after an attempted hijacking in Ballymena

A man has been arrested following an attempted hijacking in Ballymena on Tuesday 19 September.

The incident happened at around 10:45am, when a man opened the door of a van which was parked on Waveney Road, and attempted to gain control of the steering wheel.

When he was pushed away by the driver he then walked to a nearby house and emerged holding a knife before proceeding on foot towards Ballymena Town Centre.

Police arrested a 40-year old-man on suspicion of attempted hijacking and possession of a blade or point in a public place and he remains in custody at this time.

A knife was recovered a short time later in the Bridge Street area.

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