Saturday 23 September 2017

Bomb squad removes suspect device from Fermanagh airport

David Young

BOMB disposal officers have removed a suspect package from an airport in Northern Ireland.

The item was found at St Angelo - a small airport outside Enniskillen in Co Fermanagh.



Police said it was taken away by Army Technical Officers for further examination.



There has been no official confirmation from the PSNI regarding what the package contained.



The security alert, which has ended, saw the main Enniskillen to Kesh road closed through the evening.



The airport, which is close to a number of residential houses and a busy sawmill business, is mainly used by recreational fliers and private jets.



Fermanagh and South Tyrone Assembly member Tom Elliott expressed concern at the incident.



"It is very concerning for the entire Northern Ireland community when we learn of more security alerts," said the Ulster Unionist representative.



"Many people within the area will obviously be worried about the impact that such a disturbance will have in the area and to the community.



"It is important that everyone stays alert and informs the security services of anything suspicious."



Police said their inquiries were ongoing.



Police later confirmed the suspicious package was not an explosive device.



They said bomb experts examined the package before calling off the alert.

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