16/01/2007

Security alert in Crossmaglen ends

Two men believed to be from the Dundalk area have been arrested following a security alert caused by two mystery packages in Crossmaglen.

The village square was closed and the area was cleared due to the alert.

Police said that Army Technical Officers had been called to Crossmaglen to investigate two suspect packages discovered on Monday evening. They are understood to contain the proceeds of burglaries.

Two schools - St Patrick's Primary School and St Joseph's High School - remained closed today due to the security operation this morning.

The alert has now ended.

(SP/KMcA)

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