31/10/2014

Lurgan Security Alert Declared A Hoax

A security alert in Lurgan, County Armagh, has been declared a hoax, police have said.

The alert started at around 10.30pm on Thursday following the discovery of a suspicious package in a fast food restaurant on Union Street.

Army bomb experts were sent to the scene and some homes in the area were evacuated.

A controlled explosion was carried out and the object was removed for examination.

The alert ended at 1.25am and the road was reopened.

(JP/IT)

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