Northern Ireland police confirmed on Tuesday that a “feasible device” was found near the house of a part-time police officer the day before.
The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said Monday morning that a “suspicious object” had been found in the town of Dungiven, County Londonderry.
On Tuesday, Mark McEwan, Head of Crime Operations at PSNI, said: twitter: “You can see that the device is viable and that investigations are underway to establish a complete situation.”
“We treat this as an attack on a member of the staff who also serves her community as a part-time police officer,” he said.
I strongly condemn this exorbitant attack on our officers and their families.
— Simon Burn (@ChiefConPSNI) April 20, 2021
PSNI Chief Constable Simon Byrne said on Twitter: Every day @ PoliceServiceNI executives and staff bravely stand up to serve the community. This harm attempt is a clear reminder of the challenges we all still face. “
Northern Ireland’s political leader Blame Attempted attack.
“This is a shameful and mean attack on police officers, and I completely blame the person in charge,” said Prime Minister Arlene Foster.
“All right-minded people will reject those who try to bring us back to violence through such timid acts. People all over Northern Ireland do not have this savagery in today’s society. , This dark and ominous agenda will unite, agreeing that it is a thing of the past, not our future. “
Deputy Prime Minister Michelle O’Neill said: My idea is very much in the police officers involved and her family.
“The people behind this reckless attack have nothing to offer to society and show a ruthless disregard for the entire community. They only want to drag our community backwards. They have no place in our society and should be disbanded. “
In the British state, hundreds of young people experienced the worst violence earlier this month in the state capital of Belfast, attacking police with stones and Molotov cocktails. PSNI said 88 police officers were injured during the riot.
Reuters contributed to this report.