Man arrested after bus driver threatened with knife in hijacking

A 33-year-old man has been arrested after a bus was hijacked at knife point in Co Down.

The incident took place just before 8pm in Dundonald, Co Down.

Police say the driver of a Translink bus was threatened by a man armed with a knife at the bus stop on Cairnsmore Avenue in Ballybeen.

The man forced the driver to drive for a distance before forcing him and passengers off the bus at knife point.

The bus was then involved in a collision a short distance away at which point the hijacker fled.

Police arrested the suspect in Millars Lane a short time later.

Any witnesses to the incident are asked to contact police by calling 101, quoting reference 1229 19/01/19.

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