A man in his 30s has been arrested following an incident in Co Offaly this morning.

The man entered an educational centre on Main Street, Tullamore at 8.30am with what appeared to be a firearm.

He was restrained by people in the building, who then alerted gardaí. 

The man was arrested and is being detained at Tullamore Garda Station.

The weapon has been away sent for analysis.