Saturday 17 March 2018

Suspicious object found at army barracks 'nothing untoward'

The PSNI are investigating
The PSNI are investigating

Aine Fox

A suspicious object found at an army barracks which sparked a security alert that saw people evacuated from their homes has been declared "nothing untoward".

Police and Army technical officers examined the object which was found near the perimeter fence of Thiepval Barracks complex in Lisburn.

The alert came just hours after a prison officer was injured by an explosive device which detonated under the van he was driving to work in Belfast.

Around two hours after announcing the alert in Lisburn, the Police Service of Northern Ireland tweeted: "The security alert at Thiepval Barracks, Lisburn is over. An object examined by ATO was found to be nothing untoward."

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