Army bomb squad remove ‘practice grenade’ as Ballymena security alert ends

Police at the scene on Sunday. Picture: Matt Steele, McAuley Multimedia.

THE army bomb squad removed what police said was believed to be a ‘practice grenade’ as a security alert in Ballymena ended on Sunday afternoon.

The area at Rosses Meadow was sealed off earlier on Sunday following what the PSNI had said was the discovery of a “suspicious object”.

Army Technical officers arriving on the scene of a security alert at Rosses Meadow Ballymena.MATT STEELE MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA

Posted by Causeway Coast Community on Sunday, June 23, 2019

Rosses Meadow and Rosses Lane were closed to traffic and a number of houses had been evacuated, a PSNI spokesperson said.

Police in the area on Sunday.

 

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