Police have confirmed the arrest of a Dennery man after a viral video of him with a gun threatening others appeared on social media.
The video was one of two in circulation.
In one, the man in a hammock holds a bottle of stout in one hand while what seems an authentic handgun rests on his stomach.
He vows to lay ‘a lot’ of individuals who are out to get him ‘to rest’.
But in another video, the man indicates that the first recording was not recent and predated an arrest last year.
Investigators have identified the man in the video as Larian Swanson of Dennery.
Special Services Unit (SSU) officers took him into custody on Tuesday concerning the video with the firearm but did not recover a weapon.
In November last year, Swanson was one of three men arrested and charged by the police for illegally possessing firearms and ammunition.
Members of the SSU acting on information intercepted a blue Suzuki SX4 along the Richfond Road and found one Glock 10mm pistol with twelve rounds of .40 ammunition and one Glock 9mm pistol with eight rounds of 9 mm ammunition next to the motor car.
Swanson was out on bail in connection with that offence.
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