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Armed Response Unit tasked after man stabbed in Ballymena


The scene on the Cushendall Road area of Ballymena on Sunday morning.

Police have arrested a 32-year-old man after another male sustained a number of stab wounds in Ballymena on Sunday morning.

Members of the local community were shocked after police swarmed into the small housing cul-de-sac in the Cushendall Road area of the town.




Police officers were supported by colleagues in the Armed Support Unit, while Northern Ireland Ambulance Service and Air Ambulance NI were also tasked to the incident.

Police and emergency services responding to the incident.

A spokesperson for the Police Service of Northern Ireland said:


“Police received a report of an incident at a house at Cushendall Road, Ballymena, at around 10.30am on Sunday 27 February.


“Officers attended to find a male receiving treatment from ambulance staff to a number of stab wounds, which at this time are not believed to be life threatening.




Police apprehend a man at the property.


”A 32 year old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and taken into custody.”


It is the second time in as many days the the Armed Response Unit has been

tasked to the town.

A member of the Armed Response Unit (ARU) with shield at the incident on Sunday morning.



In the early hours of Saturday morning, 26 February, police responded to an incident in the Carniny area of the town. Local reports suggest the incident involved a number of men with knives.

Three men aged 20, 22 and 24 were arrested on suspicion of a number of offences including possession of an offensive weapon in a public place, criminal damage and assault on police.

The NI Air Ambulance crew were tasked to the scene of Sunday morning’s incident, and landed at the Braid Valley Hospital site.