Baby and toddler taken to safety and man arrested during Lisburn incident

A baby and a toddler have been removed to safety and a man arrested following an incident in the centre of Lisburn on Tuesday morning.

Arrest at Wardsborough Road apartments in Lisburn on 8 June 2021
Arrest at Wardsborough Road apartments in Lisburn on 8 June 2021

Eight police patrols descended on the Wardsborough Road apartment block shortly after 10am.

A short time later a man in handcuffs and a police officer could be seen at a second floor window overlooking the Smyth Patterson’s car park.

A man aged in his 20s was later escorted from the building in handcuffs and placed in a PSNI vehicle.

At approximately 11.20am, a very young baby and a toddler were carried from the apartments by two females, escorted by police officers, to a waiting car.

The children did not appear to be harmed in any way and it is understood no medical assistance was requested.

A PSNI spokesperson said: “Police in Lisburn have arrested a 22-year-old man on suspicion of assault on police following an incident at a property on the Wardsborough Road on Tuesday, June 8.

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

“There were no other adults present at the time of this incident.”

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