April 23, 2019 / 7:50 AM / 5 months ago

Northern Ireland police arrest woman, 57, over journalist killing

BELFAST (Reuters) - Police in Northern Ireland on Tuesday announced the arrest of a 57-year-old woman in connection with the shooting death of journalist Lyra McKee during a riot in Londonderry last week.

“Major Investigation Team detectives have arrested a 57-year-old woman under the Terrorism Act in connection with the murder of Lyra McKee in Creggan in Derry/Londonderry on Thursday, 18th April,” the Police Service of Northern Ireland said in a statement.

Police announced the arrest of two men in relation to the killing on Saturday, but both were later released.

Reporting by Amanda Ferguson and Conor Humphries; Editing by Peter Graff

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