Man released over pipe bomb attack

Published Wednesday, 11 December 2013
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A man arrested by police in connection with a pipe bomb attack on a PSNI patrol in Strabane, Co Tyrone has been released without charge.

Man released over pipe bomb attack
The pipe bomb was left on waste ground in the Ballycolman estate. (© UTV)

The device was thrown at a police patrol in the Ballycolman estate last month.

A member of the public then lifted the device and moved it to an area of waste ground in a former factory site.

In the resulting security alert, army bomb disposal experts examined the device and, following a controlled explosion, declared the object to be a viable pipe bomb type device.

At the time, police said the attack was a deliberate attempt to kill officers.

On Wednesday, a man in his 40s was arrested by police investigating the incident. He was taken to Antrim Serious Crime Suite for questioning, before being released later that evening.

© UTV News
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