Northern Ireland

Man arrested over gun incident at Debenhams shop released on bail

Debenhams shop
Image caption The incident happened at Debenhams in Belfast city centre

A 22-year-old man arrested after an incident involving a gun at Debenhams in Belfast city centre on Wednesday has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Eyewitnesses said a man, who appeared to be carrying a rifle, threatened staff in the store at Castle Court.

Officers armed with taser guns arrested a man but did not use their weapons.

Police said they had received reports of a man behaving suspiciously at about 14:20 GMT.

A suspected firearm was recovered by police.